Tens of thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians ...
Tens of thousands of Lebanese, Palestinians and Arabs responded Monday to Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and gathered in Beirut's southern suburb in solidarity with Gaza and to pay tribute to the 318 martyrs who fell so far in the "Israeli" barbaric attack on the Strip.
Despite the cold weather and rain, the Raya field and surrounding areas in Dahiye were full with protesters hours before the rally began.
The waved Palestinian, Lebanese and Hizbullah flags and shouted anti US and "Israeli" slogans and calls for Egypt to take a historic stance in support of Gaza amid a suspicious official Arab silence.
Sayyed Nasrallah addressed the protesters through a wide screen and praised their resolution and determination to support their brothers in Gaza.
"I thank you and appreciate your response to the call to support Gaza. Today you are expressing your constant commitment to respond to this yearly call (Ashoura) and today is one of Imam Hussein's days and one of the days of Jihad and martyrdom. Today you are responding to the call of this great Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei for this nation to express solidarity and pride in the martyrs. To Gazans I say: your pain is our pain and your wounds are our wounds."
His eminence stressed the whole world should understand that Gaza is not alone and that some media outlets, the retreat of some Arab political elites and time can never take Palestine from the hearts and minds of the nation. "Palestine will remain right and "Israel" will always be wrong," the Hizbullah leader said.