A man carrying the flag of the terrorist group Hezbollah gathered with other protesters outside of the Israeli embassy this afternoon to display their disapproval of Israel’s latest conflict with Hamas.
When the Capitol City Project asked why he was carrying the flag the protester responded that “in 2006 Hezbollah did something which no other resistance group was able to do against Israel. And that was defeat an Israeli zionist army”. “At this point the only Israel, unfortunately, is able to understand is armed resistance,” he continued.
“I don’t have a Hamas flag but I would’ve been waving a Hamas flag, Islamic Jihad flag” the man said. “Because these are people that, just like the IRA before them, just like the Russians against the Nazis, just like the Americans here in this country, it was armed resistance that gave them their freedom,” he contended.
He said that armed resistance is “just one aspect of achieving the freedom.” “BDS is also something that will be able to achieve that” the activist claimed.
“This is something which is a representation of how the job will get done for the freedom of, not just Lebanon, Palestine and any other aggression that Israel is doing right now in the Middle East,” he concluded.
While the Capitol City Project was at the embassy protest one man did confront the Hezbollah flag holder and another claimed to us that he was not representative of what most people in the crowd believed. However, the man was not asked to leave or shown any other opposition in the time we were there.