Hezbollah denounces peace talks

Sept. 3, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Hezbollah has denounced the Palestinian Authority for launching negotiations with Israel, saying "no one has the right to cede a grain of Palestine."

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah slammed the PA decision to enter direct peace talks with Israel, saying "these negotiations were born dead," Ynetnews reported Friday.

"Palestine from the sea to the river is the property of the Palestinian, Arab and Muslim people, and no one has the right to cede it, nor a grain or drop of water of it," Nasrallah said in a televised speech honoring "Jerusalem Day," marked by Shiites across the Muslim world.

Nasrallah spoke just hours after a number of explosions caused a large fire in a southern Lebanon village.

An army source said the blasts may have been triggered by an explosion at a weapons depot belonging to the Hezbollah terror group in the village of Shehabiyeh.

"There was more than one explosion at a house on the outskirts of Shehabiyeh," the source said. "Usually (multiple explosions) mean it is ammunition (detonating)."

Lebanese security officials said five people were injured in the incident.

Israeli security sources said the incident proves Hezbollah holds weapons in the heart of a civilian population and is endangering southern Lebanon's residents.

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