Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, recently released from an Israeli prison, thanked Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah for his support, after he had said that the position she had taken was "brave and courageous." His words boosted "not just my morale, but the morale of many people," she said, thanking him and wishing him a happy holiday. Her remarks were broadcast by the Lebanese Al-Jadeed/New TV channel on August 22, 2018.
Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah: The position taken by the girl Ahed Tamimi is brave and courageous. This is a girl who confronts the Israeli soldiers and slaps them.
Journalist: In return, Ahed salutes [Nasrallah.]
Ahed Tamimi: To the honorable sheikh, Hassan Nasrallah, I say: Thank you very much. I wish you a happy holiday. His words boosted our morale – not just my morale, but the morale of many people, because I represent the people. I'm not just representing myself, but the people and the cause. This was in support of the entire Palestinian people, not just me. I'd like to salute him, to thank him for his support, and to tell him that he always makes us grow stronger. We all support him and are proud of him.