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Israel wants to deprive Lebanon from waters, gas and oil

shiitenews_hezbollahHezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said on Wednesday that Israel wants to deprive Lebanon of its water, gas and oil resources.“They must bear in mind that Lebanon will not tolerate having its oil seized and will restore all its rights no matter the cost,” he added in a statement issued by Hezbollah’s media office. Qassem also said that “Hezbollah will support Lebanon’s government in all its decisions and choices regarding the demarcation of maritime borders locally, regionally and internationally.”

The Hezbollah deputy chief said that “the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is being used as a scarecrow against the resistance,” adding that “it is politicized and has nothing to do with justice, the assassinations, the truth or Lebanon’s future. It is a colonial and arrogant tool aiming at adjusting the Resistance and this will never happen.”

Israel’s cabinet approved last Sunday a map of the Jewish State’s proposed maritime borders with Lebanon to be submitted for a United Nations opinion, in a brewing dispute between the neighbors over offshore gas fields.

On Monday, President Michel Sleiman warned Israel against taking any decision that violates international maritime boundary delimitation laws.

The STL indicted four members of the Iranian-and Syrian-backed Hezbollah in connection to the 2005 assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri, but the party’s secretary general, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, ruled out their arrest

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