After Hezbollah and its political allies won over half of the seats in Lebanon’s parliament, Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said that his organization “accomplished what it was trying to do in the election.”

Hassan Nasrallah

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Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah proclaimed Monday that his organization’s goals in the Lebanese parliamentary election were accomplished. During a televised speech a day after Lebanon headed to the polls for the first time in nine years, the terrorist group’s leader said that the election results “guarantee the protection of the resistance.”  

“Hezbollah accomplished what it was trying to do in the election,” Nasrallah stated. “The support for the resistance from all the sectors led to this victory. We thank everyone who showed loyalty.”

Hezbollah and its political allies secured at least 65 of the 128 seats in parliament, Reuters reported late Monday. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s pro-West bloc suffered a blow in the election, receiving only 21 seats, down 15 from the previous election results. However, the assessments in Lebanon are that Hariri has the best chance of forming a government.

Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett commented Monday morning on the results, saying they strength Israel’s “long-time perception, Hezbollah=Lebanon. The State of Israel will not distinguish between the sovereign state of Lebanon and Hezbollah and will hold Lebanon responsible for every action that comes out of its territory.”