Nasrallah: Trump humiliated 1.5 billion Muslims

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Ben Ariel ,

Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday blasted U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

"We feel that we are facing Balfour Declaration 2," Nasrallah said. "When we understand the dangers involved in this decision, it will prompt everyone to act and take responsibility - and not to obey the voices that will be heard in the coming days. I expect that we will hear voices in the Arab and Islamic world that will say that what happened is meaningless."

"We all know that the Israeli enemy and the leaders of this entity do not respect international resolutions. This is proven. They do not even respect the agreements they signed. Their interest is the most important for them, they do not care what the Arab countries, Islamic states, European countries, Canada and Latin America say," added the Hezbollah leader.

"For those who are interested in a peace agreement, Trump fired the last bullet, and some said that Trump was brave enough to announce the death of the peace process. When Jerusalem is removed from the Palestinian issue, then it is destroyed. That is what Trump did.”

Nasrallah claimed that, with Trump’s declaration, “he humiliated a billion and a half Muslims, and hundreds of millions of Christians for whom the Holy City bears their historical, cultural and religious identity and which was handed over to an artificial Zionist entity."

"The sovereignty over the Muslim and Christian holy places is in the hands of Israel, and therefore the calls will continue for the establishment of the Holy Temple. Today, the holy places are in danger, especially the Al-Aqsa Mosque. As far as the U.S. is concerned, there is no more Palestinian issue, no more independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital," Nasrallah said.

The Arab world has responded angrily to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem. On Thursday, dozens of Arabs rioted at the Damascus Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City, clashing with police forces stationed in the area.

Also on Thursday, dozens of Palestinian Arabs rioted near the Jewish area of Hevron. No injuries have been reported.

Hamas has called for “days of rage” following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem.