Talk:Hassan Nasrallah

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Times "martyrdom operations" quote[edit]

I have (at least temporarily) removed the Washington Times source for Nasrallah's "martyrdom operations" quote for two reasons: it does not specify where in the paper this quote appeared (news sources should include article titles and/or page numbers), and the relevant hit on the Times search engine suggest the source may actually be an op-ed piece, rather than a presumably related news article on 4 December 2002. Given the amount of indirection involved here, the potential for bias, and the controversy surrounding the quote, I feel it's necessary to pin down exactly where and how this quote appeared in the Times before citing it as a source. (I'll see if I can dig up the two Times pieces in the next week or so.) For now, I think we should rely on the secondary CAMERA source. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 08:47, 12 September 2006 (UTC)

Broken reference[edit]

The reference of the following quote returns a 404!

I am against any reconciliation with Israel. I do not even recognize the presence of a state that is called "Israel." I consider its presence both unjust and unlawful.

   * The Washington Post. February 2, 2000. Interview conducted by Antoine K. Kehdy of Middle East Insight magazine.
   * Source: Interview 21:20, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


  • Peace settlements will not change reality, which is that Israel is the enemy and that it will never be a neighbor or a nation.
  • The Palestinian National Charter will live on as long as there is a knife in a Palestinian woman's hand with which she stabs an Israeli soldier or settler ... as long as there are suicide bombers in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv ... and as long as there is a child who throws a stone in the face of an Israeli soldier.
  • "What do the people who worked in those two [World Trade Center] towers, along with thousands of employees, women and men, have to do with war that is taking place in the Middle East? Or the war that Mr. George Bush may wage on people in the Islamic world?" he asked me. "Therefore we condemned this act — and any similar act we condemn.
  • "It is unacceptable, it is forbidden, to harm the innocent," he told me, reflecting on Iraq. "To have Iraqis confronting the occupation army, this is natural. But if there are American tourists, or intellectuals, doctors, or professors who have nothing to do with this war, they are innocent, even though they are Americans, and it is forbidden. It is not acceptable to harm them."