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Nasrallah accepts cease-fire, vows to fight until IDF withdraws
by Haaretz (reposted)
Saturday Aug 12th, 2006 8:59 AM
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that the militant organization would abide by the UN cease-fire resolution but continue fighting as long as Israeli troops remained in south Lebanon.
"We will not be an obstacle to any (government) decision that it finds
appropriate, but our ministers will express reservations about articles that we consider unjust and unfair."

Nasrallah grudgingly accepted the cease-fire plan in a televised address as the Lebanese Cabinet was in session to vote on whether to agree to the UN resolution. Hezbollah has two ministers in the government.

The Shiite cleric said Hezbollah rocket strikes on northern Israel would end when Israel stopped airstrikes and other attacks on Lebanese civilians.

Some of the heaviest fighting of the war raged Saturday as Israel sent an
avalanche of military power into Lebanon, dispatching thousands of troops and columns of armor into the rocky hills just north of its border.

Nasrallah called continued resistance to the Israel offensive "our natural right" and predicted more hard fighting to come.

"We must not make a mistake, not in the resistance, the government or the
people, and believe that the war has ended. The war has not ended. There have been continued strikes and continued casualties," he said.

"Today nothing has changed and it appears tomorrow nothing will change," he said.
by more
Saturday Aug 12th, 2006 9:04 AM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) -- Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Saturday that his militia will agree to a U.N. resolution to stop hostilities with Israel once a deal on timing is reached.

He charged, however, that the Security Council-approved resolution is biased toward Israel and that it neglected to blame Israel for what he described as "massacres" and "war crimes" during the monthlong war.

In a televised address, Nasrallah said the priority is to stop violence, but "we are still in a war" and his group has a right to resist Israel.