Hizbollah urges 'kill Arafat'

The leader of Lebanon's pro-Iranian Hizbollah urged the Palestinian people to 'exterminate' the PLO chairman, Yasser Arafat, and bring down his 'humiliating' peace deal with Israel for limited Palestinian self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho, Reuter reports from Beirut.

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, the group's secretary-general, said armed struggle was the only means to achieve true peace, and he warned that guerrilla attacks on Israeli occupation forces in Lebanon would continue. 'We call on the Palestinian people to escalate its revolution, rise up and seriously work to overthrow the treacherous leadership,' Sheikh Nasrallah said at a rally in Beirut. 'We call on it to exterminate the Zionist, treacherous leadership which is represented by its black symbol, Yasser Arafat.'