Israeli PM responds to Hassan Nasrallah’s vow to bring the Jewish State to the “verge of vanishing.”
By World Israel News Staff
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday that the Jewish State “will hit him and Lebanon with a crushing military blow… if Hezbollah dares to do some nonsense and attacks Israel.”
The prime minister spoke at the weekly Israeli cabinet meeting. He was responding to “Nasrallah’s remarks on his attack plans” which he made in an interview with Al-Manar, a Lebanese satellite television station affiliated with Hezbollah.
In addition to Hezbollah, Al-Manar itself has also been designated by the United States as a global terrorist entity.
In the interview, Nasrallah said that “Hezbollah at minimum is capable of inflicting huge destruction upon the Zionist entity,” the term he uses to refer to Israel.
Al-Manar reported that the Hezbollah leader was speaking on the 13th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, which took place between Israel and the Iranian-backed terror organization. The war broke out on July 12, 2006 and lasted until August 14, 2006, following the approval of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which called for a full cessation of hostilities.
“Nasrallah stressed that the resistance today is more powerful than before, presenting its developed capabilities which he said will bring the Zionist entity to the ‘verge of vanishing,'” the Hezbollah station reported, adding that the terror chief voiced a “big hope that he will be among those who will pray in Al-Quds,” the Muslim term for Jerusalem.
“Nasrallah presented a map of occupied Palestine. The map showed dozens of Israeli targets to be hit by Hezbollah in any future war,” Al Manar reported.
The leader said his fighters are “well-prepared for the invasion of Galilee,” it added.
“In contrast to Nasrallah, I do not intend to detail our plans,” Netanyahu countered on Sunday.
“It is enough to recall that Nasrallah had – for years – dug terrorist tunnels, which we destroyed within days,” the prime minister told his cabinet.
Nasrallah “ruled out confrontation between Iran and the U.S., noting that Washington knows very well that the war with the Islamic Republic will bear a high cost,” said Al-Manar.