Last Update 13:36
Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Lebanon's Nasrallah dennounces Sinai attack, calls Israel a 'major threat'

The Hezbollah leader condemned the attack on the Egyptian border guards arguing that it was a 'tragic incident' and nothing to do with Islam, warns Israel is big threat to Arab world

Ahram Online, Tuesday 7 Aug 2012
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (Photo: reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2730
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2730

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah condemned the recent attack on Egyptian border guards in Sinai, and described it as a "tragic inciident."

"I send my condolences to Egypt's president, the Egyptian army, and the families of the martyr officers and soldiers," he added in a speech.

Nasrallah declared that this is a disaster in which Israel is the biggest winner, and only Israel will reap the consequences of the incident.

He also said that this attack has nothing to do with Islam, religion, or the Quran, adding that there are two major threats to security and stability in the region - Israel and the "takfiri" mentality it tries to spread, referring to groups that accuse all other trends they disagree with of being infidels in the Arab and Islamic world.

He said that the current period is difficult due to what is going on in the region, from killing and destruction in Syria, the kidnapping of Lebanese and Iranian citizens, and the various bombings in Iraq.

According to media reports, on Sunday evening an attack on the Egypt-Gaza border involved a military vehicle, reportedly hijacked earlier, which exploded around 7pm. Others were injured after the attackers opened fire on them. A total of 16 Egyptian border guards were killed, with seven others injured.

Investigations by authorities into the attack are still ongoing as no group has claimed responsibility.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.