Message to the people of Ireland
Interviewed for MAOHP - 06/03/2018
Reference Code: IE_MA_MAC_006_MAOHP_0025_K
In this clip Ali Saad imparts a message for Irish people, saying that the people of South Lebanon are like the Irish and want to live in peace. 'To those good Irish people, I'm speaking about politicians and military and civilians and families. The people of South Lebanon are people completely like them, we like to live in peace. We have nothing against nobody but in the end those people who attack us, try to hurt us, we have to defend ourselves. In Europe, they look at South Lebanon a place where terrorism..it is not like that. I live in this community, I was born in this community, I am part of this community, No. The people in South Lebanon they have a tendency to be careful because of their past. Also we will never forget the friendship of the Irish soldiers who have served here. I speak on behalf of myself, my family and many people of my community, that the Irish are welcome to come at any time to Lebanon as friends, as visitors, as tourism and as soldiers. In the end I never forget what the Irish have provided to many people like Ali Saad. Ali Saad is one example of a lot of persons and families who lived in the Irish Area of Operations. There are many Ali Saads around the area..'