RAMALLAH: More than 2,000 Palestinians denounced moderate Arab leaders in a march in support of Hezbollah yesterday.
The protesters marched through Ramallah s main thoroughfare, carrying pictures of Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Shiite Muslim Hezbollah guerrillas, and waved Hezbollah s distinctive yellow flags.
Protesters chanted insults about President Hosni Mubarak, a reference to the his criticism of Hezbollah in the first days of battles between the group and the Israeli army.
The protesters also accused Jordan s King Abdullah of being a collaborator of the Zionists and the Americans.
These days are days of Arab resurrection and days of humiliation for the Israeli military, the military that couldn t proceed (move ahead) into Lebanese land, said Hani Hassan, a leading member of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Fatah Party.
Many Palestinians participating in similar protests in recent weeks say Hezbollah has restored a sense of pride in the Arab world by showing that Israel can be challenged militarily.
Moderate Arab leaders have been denounced for not taking a more vocal role in support of the guerrilla group. AP