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…I have no hesitation in saying that Hizbollah is not and has never been a terrorist organisation.
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I glorify the Hizbollah national resistance movement, and I glorify the leader of Hizbollah, Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.

George Galloway in Socialist Worker, July 29, 2006

Even with regard to the firing of missiles on Israeli citizens, when they were bombing citizens on our side… This was done in order to put pressure on them. Even that required general permission based on Islamic law.

Naim Qassem, deputy secretary-general of Hezbollah, on Al-Kawthar TV, April 16, 2007

So if deliberately targeting Israeli citizens (men, women and children, Jews and Arabs) with missiles– which started before Israel struck back– is not terrorism, what is it? George? Anyone?

Update: If Galloway bothered to respond to this post, it would go something like this:

It’s an Israeli – Israeli organisation… It’s an Israeli translation… It’s an Israeli website…

Further update: In answer to my question, “[I]f deliberately targeting Israeli citizens (men, women and children, Jews and Arabs) with missiles… is not terrorism, what is it?” commenter David Gehrig suggests: pretaliation.

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