SAYYED NASRALLAH CALLS FOR “BOYCOTT” OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATORS
28/10/2010 Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah called on Thursday for boycotting and ending cooperation with the international investigators affiliated with the international tribunal tasked with finding out the truth in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri’s case. His eminence warned that cooperation with these investigators was the same as facilitating their mission and attacking the Resistance.
Sayyed Nasrallah, who was commenting on the flagrant violation made by the investigators one day earlier, warned that the international tribunal was violating everything in Lebanon, and they have been collecting information about Hezbollah that go beyond the goal of serving the investigation.
On Wednesday, a team of investigators entered a gynecology clinic in Southern Suburb of Beirut and demanded the archives of a number of patients, sparking dispute with women there. Witnesses said the team entered Dr. Iman Charara’s gynecology clinic. Women waiting for their turn in the clinic, including an urgent case, were annoyed because the investigators stayed for long time in a meeting with the doctor, witnesses said, adding the voices were loud as other women from other clinics in the building rushed to Charara’s clinic.
Sayyed Nasrallah also revealed that the United States was pressuring the Special Tribunal for Lebanon Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare to accelerate the issuance of the indictment before December as expected.
UMM AL-FAHM VIOLENCE VEHEMENTLY CONDEMNED
Sayyed Nasrallah began his speech by denouncing the dangerous incident which erupted in northern occupied town of Umm al-Fahm, in reference to the premeditated Israeli police brutality and exaggerated violence directed at protesters by the occupation forces on Wednesday.
His eminence said that such a flagrant and blatant aggression against Palestinian brothers should be understood in the general framework of the general policy of the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu. “What happened is not a simple incident but a very dangerous one,” Sayyed Nasrallah noted, calling on all concerned parties to assume their responsibilities.
His eminence also said that what’s remarkable is the Arab and international complete silence towards the aggression and what happened, describing it as “suspicious.”
WE HAVE REACHED A VERY SENSITIVE POINT
Hezbollah Secretary General then turned to the major topic that pushed him to deliver his speech, the incident which happened on Wednesday when a delegation of international investigators visited a gynecology clinic in Southern Suburb of Beirut and demanded the archives of a number of patients.
“We have reached a sensitive and very dangerous point, which is related to our honor and dignity, the thing that requires us to have a different stance,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, pointing to the local and international stances made following Wednesday’s incident, including the American condemnation.
“The American eyes don’t see what happens in Palestine. They vehemently denounced what happened in Dahiyeh and were not aware of Umm Al-Fahm violence, given the huge difference in the level of the two incidents.”
I WAS STUNNED BY MIRZA’S PROMPTNESS IN OPENING INVESTIGATION
Hezbollah Secretary General, meanwhile, said he was stunned by the promptness of State Prosecutor Judge Said Mirza in opening an investigation in the incident while he has remained mum for long years regarding false witnesses. “For a moment, I thought he wanted to open the investigation to adopt the Lebanese law and to defend our dignity and honor,” his eminence said.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that the general picture confirms the American efforts to undermine the Syrian-Saudi efforts to consolidate security and stability in Lebanon. His eminence also revealed that the United States was pressuring the STL Prosecutor to accelerate the issuance of the final verdict before the scheduled date in the month of December.
INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNAL VIOLATING EVERYTHING IN LEBANON
Hezbollah Secretary General then acknowledged that the Resistance party has been aware that the international tribunal was violating everything in Lebanon, and that they have been collecting information about Hezbollah that go beyond the goal of serving the investigation.
“We’ve remained mum throughout this period out of consideration for the family of martyr premier Rafiq Hariri, and so that no one thinks we’re obstructing the investigation,” Sayyed Nasrallah pointed out.
His eminence said that the international committees have requested throughout the last period files of the students of official and private universities in Lebanon, the complete Telecoms data in Lebanon as well as the DNA and GIS data and other files. “They entered all sectors and wanted to know everything, things that go well beyond a mere investigation in Hariri’s murder.”
“We have remained mum throughout this period despite our knowledge that the investigators have been collecting information about Hezbollah that go beyond the goal of serving the investigation,” his eminence said. “We were also aware that everything the international investigators obtain reaches the hands of the US and Israel.”
WHAT DOES PROBE NEED OUR WOMEN’S MEDICAL FILES FOR?
“What does the probe need our women’s medical files for?” Sayyed Nasrallah wondered, revealing that Dr. Iman Charara’s gynecology clinic was often visit by Hezbollah officials’ wives and daughters.
Sayyed Nasrallah then addressed all Lebanese officials, ministers, lawmakers, judges and citizens. “Who among you accepts the idea of someone taking a look at the gynecology files of a mother, a sister or a daughter?” his eminence asked them. “Let the noble one who accepts such a thing tell us,” his eminence said, adding that this is unethical. “We have religious and moral values, not to mention that we’ve been told by more than one side that this thing is illegal.”
Hezbollah Secretary General reiterated that the final verdict was written since 2006. “I have been informed of its content since 2008. I don’t want to enter into more details,” his eminence said. “The investigation has already ended and the indictment has already been written and finalized, and it is the same one that was published by Der Spiegel and Le Figaro.”
ANY FURTHER COOPERATION WITH STL IS ATTACK ON RESISTANCE
Hezbollah Secretary General concluded his speech by a strong call to all Lebanese to boycott the international investigators and end cooperation with them.
“I call on all Lebanese, citizens and politicians alike, to boycott this tribunal and end all cooperation with its investigators,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. “Enough violations. Everything they obtains reach the Israelis. It’s enough,” his eminence declared.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that any further cooperation with the tribunal is equal to an attack on the resistance. “All cooperation with the investigators is a contribution to the assault on the resistance,” his eminence pointed out.
The Resistance leader also called all politicians and citizens in Lebanon to do what their conscience and honor tell them.
“Enough is enough. Officials should assume their responsibilities. It’s time to end all violations after our honor has been breached. It’s enough,” Sayyed Nasrallah ended his speech.
Source: Uprooted Palestinian
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