Hezbollah terror chief fumes over Israel’s ‘open’ ties with Arab states

Arch-terrorist Hassan Nasrallah accused several Gulf states of collaborating with Israel “to conspire against [Iran].”

By World Israel News Staff

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Islamic terror group Hezbollah, reacted on Saturday to this week’s Mideast summit in Warsaw, Poland, at which Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu joined counterparts from several Arab nations, the European Union, and the United States.

The conference focused on the growing threat posed by Hezbollah’s biggest benefactor, Iran, which bankrolls a number of terror groups throughout the region, including Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Both Hezbollah and Hamas are sworn to Israel’s destruction.

At the summit in Warsaw, Gulf states such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed opinions in alignment with Israel’s position on the Iranian threat to regional stability and peace. The mere fact that these Arab nations participated in a conference with Israel also represented a shift in policy, providing clear evidence of the warming ties between the Jewish state and other nations in the region.

Several representatives of Arab states also expressed support for Israel’s right to defend itself, and acknowledged that the Palestinian issue’s importance has been eclipsed by the need to address Iranian belligerence.

On Saturday, Nasrallah spoke at an annual event honoring the terror group’s “martyrs,” admitting that the Warsaw summit “brought out into the open Israel’s relations with the Gulf states,” Times of Israel reported.

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“We knew about normalization between Israel and Oman and the United Arab Emirates, but at the summit we also clearly saw normalization with the Saudis,” he added.

The Hezbollah chief not only attacked Yemen’s foreign minister for sitting next to Netanyahu at the summit, positing that Iran’s proxy war in Yemen “is an Israeli-American war carried out by Saudi Arabia and the UAE,” he also accused the Arab nations at the summit of being “tools in the hands of” Israel and the U.S., reported the Times.