Hezbollah urges new Palestinian uprising, escalation of 'resistance'

  • World
  • Friday, 8 Dec 2017

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The powerful Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Thursday it supported calls for a new Palestinian uprising in response to the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and urged support for "resistance" against the move.

"We support the call for a new Palestinian intifada (uprising) and escalating the resistance which is the biggest, most important and gravest response to the American decision," Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in a televised speech.

(Writing by Beirut bureau; Editing by Alison Williams)