Thursday, February 18, 2010

‘If Israel hits Beirut airport, we’ll hit Tel Aviv airport’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has threatened if the Zionist regime of Israel bombs Beirut airport the resistance movement will retaliate by targeting Tel Aviv airport.
“I say to the Israelis that if you bomb the Rafik Hariri Airport in Beirut we will bomb Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport,” the Hezbollah leader told thousands of well-wishers in southern Beirut on Tuesday.

“If Israel strikes Dahiyeh, we will strike Tel Aviv,” Nasrallah said as the resistance movement held a ceremony to mark the death of Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in car bombing by Israeli agents in Damascus on February 12, 2008.

Nasrallah stressed that the resistance movement did not seek war but was ready to face any aggressions.

“It is untrue that we are giving Israel an excuse to launch an aggression on Lebanon. Israel does not need an excuse, and if it needs an excuse it creates one,” he explained.

However, the resistance leader added Israel was incapable of launching a new war.

Israeli suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Hezbollah guerrillas in the summer 2006. It lost 119 soldiers when its army invaded Lebanon’s territory.

“For Israel to launch a war, it requires a guaranteed victory rather than a potential one … Israel cannot afford another blow because it would mark the beginning of its end,” he said, according the Daily Star newspaper.

Nasrallah described the recent Israeli threats against Lebanon and Syria as a “psychological warfare” to frighten the Lebanese people.



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