Lebanon’s Hezbollah asks for donations to combat sanctions


nasrallah  Iranian-backed Hezbollah movement has called for donations from its popular base because it says it is coming under financial pressure as a result of Western sanctions.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s appeal on Friday came days after Britain announced on February 25 that it would seek to make membership of the Shia movement or inviting support for it a crime.

It also follows the United States ramping up sanctions against the group, with its latest raft of measures in November targeting Nasrallah’s son Jawad, among other individuals.

“The sanctions and terror lists are a form of warfare against the resistance and we must deal with them as such,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech.

“I announce today that we are in need of the support of our popular base,” Nasrallah added.

“It is the responsibility of the Lebanese resistance, its popular base, its milieu,” to confront these measures.

Hezbollah parade
Hezbollah parade

Hezbollah was established by the Quds force which is the foreign arm of the  Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)  in 1982 during Lebanon’s civil war and is now a major political party in the country, holding three cabinet posts, including the ministry of health

The movement has been designated a “terrorist organization” by the US in 1997 and the group’s armed wing fights alongside the government of Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad in the country’s civil war.

Commenting on Britain’s ban, he said: “More states will follow suit and put Hezbollah on terror lists and describe it as a terrorist group.”

Addressing his supporters, Nasrallah stressed that the “financial difficulties that we may face are a result of this (financial) war” and not because of any “administrative defect”.

FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader   Hassan Nasrallah has his picture on his head, during a live broadcast, the night before Muslim Shi'ites around the world mark the day of Ashura, in Beirut, Lebanon September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A supporter of Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has his picture on his head, during a live broadcast REUTERS/Hasan Shaaban/File Photo

“They won’t be able to impoverish or starve us,” he said. “Those who have supported us will continue to support us… be it states or our support base.”

Washington has targeted the party with tough sanctions, and the European Union blacklisted the group’s military arm in 2013.

Nasrallah said he expects US sanctions “to get tighter on us and our supporters”.

“We may see new names and new people, and new organisations added to the sanctions lists.”





22 responses to “Lebanon’s Hezbollah asks for donations to combat sanctions”

  1. MaryTPresumptuous Avatar

    Beggars … Price of a Hezbollah-supplied human life must have fallen sharply, in the mercenary militia market, if they can’t even earn their own way any more by sacrificing their Lebanese countrymen to foreign powers’ whims

    1. Niemals Avatar

      Meanwhile In Gaza, it is no surprise to hear complaints about the terrible living conditions – after all, the World Bank describes a local economy in “free fall” with 70% unemployment among young people.

      Hamas has tried to create distractions from the new protest movement.

      On Sunday, at the time of the “We want to live” demonstrations, the group organised rallies celebrating an attack by a Palestinian in the West Bank that left two Israelis dead.

      There have been other recent signs of cracks in the command of Hamas.

      On Thursday, as an Egyptian delegation trying to broker a more lasting truce between the group and Israel sat down for talks, two rockets were fired from Gaza at Tel Aviv for the first time since 2014.

      Israel responded with some 100 air strikes on what it said were militant sites.

      Afterwards, as the Egyptians intervened to bring calm, the rocket launches were put down to “a mistake”, and for the first time since they began a year ago, Hamas cancelled its call for weekly demonstrations along Gaza’s boundary fence with Israel.

      The UN Mideast envoy has condemned Gaza’s Hamas rulers for violently cracking down on popular protests over the past few days. Nickolay Mladenov said on Sunday that he was especially alarmed by the “brutal beating” of journalists and human rights workers. Tahseen Astal, a member of the Gaza Journalists’ Syndicate, said Hamas forces had assaulted dozens of local Palestinian journalists and four were hospitalized for their injuries, AP reported. He said that police raided journalists’ homes following their posts on social media and that seven remained in custody. Driven by Hamas tax hikes and the desperation of living under the Israeli-Egyptian blockade, hundreds of Palestinians have rallied to protest against the rising cost of living in the enclave. Videos have showed Hamas forcibly dispersing demonstrations. (RT.com)

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        That’s why the 19 UN members who died in the Ethiopian airliner
        where those who had sanction Israel for war crimes.


        1. infosharmutism

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Your mommy

          2. i’m not touching your family, witch

    2. Niemals Avatar

      How many times I have pointed out the activities of Hamas in Germany?

      Now it’s proven that they have their dirty fingers doing crime in Germany.

      1. not phobia of islam but disgust of islam

          1. S*ck Nasralla d*ck infosharmuta

          2. Out of context, two israelis killed in terror attack

          3. fake, try something more real, infosharmuta

          4. Israel is ahead of the US and leading in Asia https://s3.amazonaws.com/happiness-report/2019/WHR19.pdf

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Correction parasiter Nie animal, crazy Zionist was calling me Moslem who genocides Christians ;-)))

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