Hezbollah: 'We Actively Support Hamas'

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BEIRUT, Lebanon - Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary-general of the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terror organization, said his group has provided hands-on help to Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

"It is one of the 'secrets' of the resistance that we don't talk about the details of our support, but suffice it to say that we are giving them every type of support that could help the Palestinian resistance - every type that is possible," Qassem told the Financial Times in an interview published on Tuesday.

Both Hezbollah and Hamas are financed, trained and armed by Iran and Syria, evidenced last month when Egyptian officials arrested 49 members of a Hezbollah terror cell operating in the country.

Hezbollah officials insisted they weren't planning terror attacks on Egyptians.

"Egypt has now revealed that we have given military support to Palestine [sic]," the Hezbollah deputy secretary-general said in the interview.

"We have done so for awhile, but we have not talked about it," he said.

"We are asked about our specific and limited support for [Hamas in] Gaza, while nobody questions the U.S. about their total and unflinching support for Israel," Qassem said.

"We are always questioned, but nobody questions the U.S.," he said.

Source: Haaretz

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