Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah recently said that there was "settlement activity" and "an invasion" in Bahrain, "similar to the Zionist enterprise." Nasrallah was speaking on Hizbullah's Al-Manar TV channel on January 10, 2015.
Following are excerpts:
Hassan Nasrallah: Do you know what is going on in Bahrain? I don't like to use the expression, but never mind, just for once... There is an enterprise there that is similar to the Zionist enterprise. There is settlement activity in Bahrain. There is an invasion there. There is an accelerated process of naturalization [of Sunnis] in Bahrain, with no end in sight.
[Sunni] people are brought from all over the world, are given citizenship, jobs, and decent wages, and enjoy security and respect, whereas the original inhabitants, whose forefathers have been living there for thousands of years, are being deprived of their most basic rights, and if they express any political position, they are banished, imprisoned, or stripped of their citizenship. Intensive efforts are at work, day and night, to change the identity of the Bahraini people.
The day will come when Bahrain is inhabited by another people. This is just like what the Zionists are hoping or in Palestine – that the day will come when Palestine is inhabited by the Jews who are brought there from all over the world. Is this not justice? Is this not aggression?