Hassan Nasrallah
Photo: AFP

Nasrallah warns Israel against attacking Lebanon

On Martyrs' Day, Hezbollah leader says group has all the arms it needs to fight a war with Israel; threatens to attack Israel's power plants

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that the terrorist group has all the arms it needs to fight a war with Israel.


"The resistance has never been this strong. It does not need Syria or Iran," he said in a speech. "Israel needs to think hundreds of thousands of times before attacking Lebanon."


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Nasrallah was speaking on Martyrs' Day." His speech was screened at the Sayyed Shohada'a compound in one of Beirut's suburbs.


He warned Israel against attacking Lebanon: “I am warning the Israelis and their allies that the Resistance in Lebanon will not keep quiet over any violation that occurs on Lebanese territory,” he said.


“They know that their energy plants and their airports… are under threat. Their power plants would require six-months to be repaired. Can Israel remain six months in the dark? Lebanon, on the other hand, is used to being without electricity.”

נאומו של נסראללה שודר על מסכי ענק בביירות  (צילום: AFP)

Nasrallah's speech screened in Beirut (Photo: AFP)


"A few missiles would plunge Israel into darkness," Nasrallah said, referring to plans to attack power stations. "From Kiryat Shemona to Eilat," he added.


The Hezbollah leader opened his speech with commends on Bulgaria's investigation of the Burgas terror attack. He decried the speculation by the Lebanese opposition that Israel will attack Lebanon as a result of the accusations.


"The ones predicting an Israeli war on Lebanon are unfortunately Lebanese and some Arab figures, which is based on the alleged accusations against Hezbollah,” he said adding:” They seek to put Lebanon on a terrorist blacklist. ”


"When Israel wants to wage a war, it does not look for any excuse. Israel has a project and that’s what drives it into a war.”


Earlier on Saturday, French Foreign Ministry spokesman Philippe Lalliot said that his country was considering officially recognizing Hezbollah a terror organization, if, as Bulgaria had claimed, the Shiite group turns out to be behind the terror attack in Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists last July, Lebanese Al-Nahar newspaper reported.



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