Naim Qassem, Deputy Leader, May 2014

May 2014
Name of Author
Naim Qassem

“Israel is the main enemy. But the tactical priority depends on the direct threat, so our confrontation with takfiri groups derives from the direct danger they represent, and it does not affect our readiness to confront Israel. … Israel is the enemy of humanity and truth. It cannot coexist with anyone. … We don’t have a military wing and a political one; we don’t have Hezbollah on one hand and the resistance party on the other…Every element of Hezbollah, from commanders to members as well as our various capabilities, are in the service of the resistance, and we have nothing but the resistance as a priority.”“Hezbollah strong enough to confront both fundamentalists and Israel: Qassem,” Daily Star, May 22, 2014,

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