Hizbullah uploaded a fundraising video to the Internet on March 23, 2019. The video says that a donation of just one dollar to the Islamic Resistance can make one a partner in its victory. It also shows excerpts from a speech delivered by Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah (see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7077), in which he explains that most of Hizbullah's money comes from individual donations from ordinary people, and that seemingly insignificant donations accumulate into significant sums. Nasrallah also said in the excerpts that Hizbullah collected $2,000,000 in donations on social media in just a few weeks, and he called on people to donate to the Islamic Resistance Support Organizations to arm and protect Hizbullah's fighters. The video shows a Hizbullah fighter gearing up and loading an AK-47 rifle.
Following are excerpts:
On-Screen Text: "Let's buy victory... with one dollar. What victory?! All the victories. I did not understand you! That is, all you need to do is support the resistance, and you are a partner in victory. Me!!! Why does the resistance need my support!!!?"
Hassan Nasrallah: "Any resistance requires money. I will discuss this later on."
On-Screen Text: "Why doesn't Iran support the resistance?"
Hassan Nasrallah: "Some people think that the resistance relies only on the support of our friends – most importantly the Islamic Republic of Iran and other sponsors. However, much of our support is based on the blessed donations of individuals."
On-Screen Text: "Brother, what do you want from me?"
Hassan Nasrallah: "Fathers and mothers, wives, young and old, schoolchildren, and sons and daughters of martyrs, who put donations into the collection box for the resistance every morning..."
On-Screen Text: "Brother, what can I change with these 1,000 LBP?"
Hassan Nasrallah: "1,000 LBP, 10,000 LBP, 100,000 LBP, 200,000 LBP... At first glance, these sums seem small, but rivers and oceans are comprised of drops of water that accumulate and grow into a great river or flood."
On-Screen Text: "Brother, in other words, how much could I or other people collect? $1,000, $3,000, $5,000... In other words, absolutely nothing."
Hassan Nasrallah: "Brothers and sisters in different areas, in the Islamic Resistance Support Organization, and in other organizations and associations... Two million dollars were collected on social media in only a few weeks – in Lebanon, this tiny country with difficult conditions."
On-Screen Text: "Is this really true!!!? Let's calculate. Let's assume that 500,000 people support the resistance – of course, the numbers are much higher. If each one of them donates $1 a month, it adds up to $500,000. If each one of them donates $2 a month, it adds up to $1,000,000. If each one of them donates $4 a month, it adds up to $2,000,000.
"This money will accumulate, in order to equip our young men and sons with weapons and gear, so we can protect the young men on the frontlines and be with them and at their side. Okay. What is the best and safest way to transfer donations to the resistance?"
Hassan Nasrallah: "Anyone who has donated money or who truly wants to make a donation, and is seeking a safe channel, a trustworthy institution... Anyone who wants his money to reach the right place and the right front, should turn to the Islamic Resistance Support Organization, which makes this possible."