Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday supported calls for a new Palestinian uprising in response to the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, labeling the decision to move the U.S. embassy there as the second Balfour Declaration which supported the establishment of a "national home for the Jewish people" in Palestine.
"We support calls for escalating the resistance which is the biggest, most important and gravest response to the American decision," Nasrallah said in a televised speech one day after U.S. President Donald Trump made his announcement.
"The most important response would be a Palestinian uprising and an Islamic summit that would declare Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Palestine," he added.
Hezbollah chief stressed the need for Arab and Muslim nations to launch a diplomatic campaign to pressure the U.S. to reverse its decision, adding that all Middle East peace negotiations must be stopped until this goal is achieved.
He also called for a rally in Beirut on Monday, urging people to take to the streets and spare no means to show their protest.
"Diplomatic ties with Israel must be cut off. Foreign embassies must be shut down in Tel Aviv and all normalization steps must be halted," he stated.