Nasrallah lashes out against Israel: “If you hit our cities, we will destroy your colonies”
Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of the Lebanese group Hezbollah, cautioned Israel on Tuesday against carrying out intimidation operations, referring to Israeli combat exercises that have taken place since the beginning of this month. Nasrallah, head of an organization regarded as terrorist by Europe and the United States, warned that any attack would be reciprocated.
“We are not looking for a fight, but we don’t leave the blood of our martyrs, but if a fight takes place, we will face it. If you hit our cities, we will hit your colonies.” Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech, reported by all local and international media this morning, referring to the State of Israel. He stressed that Hezbollah does not seek a military confrontation but it will display a resistance much stronger than ever before if it is pushed into one. The Hezbollah’s head accused Israel to have never committed itself to international law, adding that the Netanyahu regime has destroyed cities and killed civilians in all its wars.
The Israeli military conducted large-scale exercises along the northern border with Lebanon on February 9 and 10, 2021. Tel Aviv previously explained that the exercises would examine the lessons learned from operational activities that took place along the Lebanese border during summer and they would prepare their forces for a variety of scenarios, including preparation for “combat days”.
“And I also want to warn that these threats that we have heard in the last few days, days of combat, and others, I would like to warn that the game of combat days is also a game of danger.” The head of Lebanese Hezbollah added, stressing that no one can guarantee that “the game of fighting days will not lead to total war and an important war”.
The Israeli Air Force said on Monday that Tel Aviv has started surprise drills to improve combat readiness along the country’s northern border with Lebanon and that it will continue until next Wednesday. Tel Aviv officials also revealed yesterday that new deals have been reached with the United States to purchase more F35 and refuelling aircrafts, already initiated by Donald Trump’s outgoing administration. Also, during his televised speech, the secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement described as a positive step Washington’s decision to “stop its support for the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen”.