Lebanese Speaker Nabih Berri warned on Sunday of the upcoming phase following US President Donald Trump decision to recognize Al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the Zionist entity and to legitimize the occupation of the Syrian Golan.
During a speech at the International Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference held in the Qatari capital, Doha, Berri stressed that “what is taken by force, or granted, cannot but be regained by unity and resistance.”
“There are a lot of pressing issues in the Middle East, which we cannot ignore, foremost of which is President Trump’s decision to consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and now his decision of American legislation for Israel’s occupation and breach of the Syrian Golan Heights,” he said, as quoted by National News Agency (NNA).
The Speaker considered it the Union’s responsibility “to condemn the use of live sniper bullets by Israel to kill children, women and old people, and protesting men demanding the right of return, in addition to the policy of house demolitions, the displacement of families and stripping them of their ID cards at Israeli checkpoints, the establishment of settlement belts around Jerusalem, the construction of dozens of settlements in the Palestinian territories, the transfer of the rest of the Palestinian areas to a large prison, in addition to dozens of detention centers…”
“These Israeli crimes resemble the hands of crime that bombed the Abbassiya Mosque in southern Lebanon in 1978, and the two Qana massacres by Israeli artillery batteries in 1996 and Israeli warplanes against civilians in 2006,” stressed Berri.