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Hezbollah slams Gulf countries over relations with Israel

IANS  |  Beirut 

The of Lebanese Shiite group on Saturday slammed Gulf countries for receiving visits from Israeli leaders, denouncing any normalisation of relations with the Jewish state.

"We condemn any form of normalisation with the Zionist entity," said in a televised speech marking the group's Martyrs' Day, news reported.

Nasrallah was referring to Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu's historic visit to on October 25, when he met in the first official meeting at that level since 1996.

Also last month, Israeli travelled to the (UAE) and became the first Israeli to make a state visit to the Grand Mosque, the biggest in the Gulf country, on October 29.

"The current normalisation attempts will ... tear off the masks of deceivers and hypocrites," Nasrallah added.

He also decried the international attention given to the killing of well-known Saudi Jamal Khashoggi, a of Riyadh, inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, even as "nothing is done" to stop the "daily massacres" in Yemen, where leads an Arab coalition fighting Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 03:06 IST
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