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  8/1/2011, Av 1, 5771

Top Terrorist: Hizbullah Turned Down Billions to Disarm


A top Hizbullah terrorist said Monday that the organization had turned down “billions of dollars” to give up its weapons and become a strictly political organization. Naim Qassem, deputy secretary-general of the terror group, told the Daily Star publication in Beirut. “Billions of dollars have been offered to us to rebuild the deprived south Lebanon and in return to surrender our arms and stop the work of the resistance,” he said. “But we told them we're not in need [of their money] and the resistance will go on regardless of the consequences.”

Qassem did not say who had offered Hizbullah the money.