Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt criticized Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s stance on Syria and said he was hoping the Secretary General would have taken a stance in support of the Syrian people instead of the regime .

“I was hoping that Sayyed Nasrallah, who struggled to liberate South Lebanon … would have taken a similar stance and stood by the Syrian people,” Jumblatt said in his weekly article in PSP’s Al-Anbaa newspaper Tuesday.

“Anyone who defends Palestinians … cannot stand against the Syrian people.”

The Iranian and Syrian-backed Hezbollah militant group has been supporting the Syrian regime in its crackdown against the pro-democracy protesters. Over 19,000 people have been killed since the uprising began 17 months ago.

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