Hezbollah Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, delivered a speech on Friday marking the 31st anniversary of the founding of Jihad Al-Binaa Association, saluting its fallen martyrs and hailing its work in the service of people.
"The achievements of the Association are the result of the efforts of generations of brothers and sisters who have assumed responsibility," Sayyed Nasrallah said, wishing "Jihad Al-Binaa" success in its efforts to provide great services to the people.
Sayyed Nasrallah said that "Jihad Al Binaa has always been part of the resistance and we are proud of it."
Nasrallah added that in addition to fighting against the Israeli enemy, Hezbollah has worked on various aspects, whether political, cultural, media, people's steadfastness, and the rapid restoration of destroyed homes.
The Sayyed also noted that the Association provided great services for the restoration of destroyed homes, adding that "From the embrace of Jihad Al-Binaa Association, Wa'ed Foundation was launched."
Sayyed Nasrallah also pointed out that after the year 2006, Jihad Al
Binaa has turned its efforts towards the agricultural, environmental and cooperatives' fields, including training programs to improve people's vocational and professional skills as well as spreading the culture of forestation.
Nasrallah also stressed that Lebanon is capable of owning a good agricultural sector, "yet the problem lies in the absence of a vision by the state and government to advance, support and enhance this sector," Nasrallah corroborated. He stressed the need for productive sectors.
The Sayyed called for "supporting and encouraging the agricultural sector and farmers through providing government assistance, securing markets and devising an inclusive serious plan," stressing the need to strengthen rural areas, in a way that secure job opportunities in the agricultural domain.
Turning to the recently approved state budget 2019, Nasrallah pointed out that "Loyalty and the Resistance" bloc has voted in favor of the state budget given the gravity of the economic situation and the need for cooperation to face this simmering situation.
On the recent Palestinian employment issue, Nasrallah stressed that this topic must be resolved ethically, humanely and quietly. He regretted that some tend to politicize all topics in Lebanon, calling for resolving this dossier in a scientific manner away from outbidding.
On the other hand, the Sayyed categorically denied the Israeli allegations that Hezbollah was using the Beirut port to transfer arms and aiming to control the port, airport and borders.
Turning to the Aley's Qabr Shmoun's incident, Nasrallah said his Party did not intervene in this issue, saying "We respect our allies and we do not pressure them; their decision is independent." However, he said he supports the position of MP Talal Arslan in this regard.
The Secretary General deplored claims by some that Hezbollah dominates the government, parliament and other administrations, saying "the truth is that Hezbollah does not rule Lebanon. What happens is against its will."
He added: "If Hezbollah was the one ruling Lebanon, it would have referred the Qabr Shmoun's case to the Judicial Council since the first day," Nasrallah maintained, adding that those making these claims want to blame the Party for all the flaws and incite people against it.
He hoped that the leaders of the Druze community would reach agreement, calling for discussing the Qabr Shmoun case in the government.
On the other hand, Nasrallah hailed the decision of the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas to stop implementing the agreements signed with the Israeli enemy.
Source: National News Agency