Skip to comments.Hezbollah threatens Israeli leaders ("anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing)
Posted on 02/16/2011 9:20:27 AM PST by NormsRevenge
BEIRUT (AFP) The head of Hezbollah urged his fighters on Wednesday to stand ready to take Galilee in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israeli leaders "anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing.
"I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party's martyrs' day.
"I hope the people of Israel have good bomb shelters," he added.
Nasrallah vowed that the assassination of Imad Mughnieh, killed in a February 2008 car bombing in Damascus that Iranian-backed Hezbollah has blamed on Israel, would not be forgotten or go unpunished.
"I do not want to go into details. Suffice to say that our decision remains the same and will be executed, God willing, at the right time," he said to thunderous applause from hundreds of supporters gathered in a stadium.
"To the Zionist generals, I say: Anywhere you go in the world, at any time, watch out, for the blood of Imad Mughnieh will not go to waste."
A month-long war between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006 destroyed much of Lebanon's infrastructure and killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers.
Nasrallah's comments came a day after Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak warned that his army may have to re-enter Lebanon to ensure Hezbollah "remembers" the 2006 war.
"Even though it's quiet and deterrence exists -- Hezbollah remembers the heavy beating they suffered from us in 2006 -- but it is not forever, and you may be called to enter again," said Barak during a tour of the border region.
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Lebanon's Hezbollah member Sami Chehab, who escaped from an Egyptian prison during the Cairo uprising, greets supporters in front of a poster of an Egyptian anti-government protester holding the Egyptian national flag, during a rally in Beirut's suburbs February 16, 2011. The rally was held to mark the third anniversary of the assassination of military commander Imad Moughniyeh and commemorate the annual Hezbollah Martyrs' Leader Day. Chehab who was sentenced in Egypt last April to 15 years in prison for planning attacks in the country, escaped late last month. A number of prominent prisoners have escaped from Egyptian jails as law and order collapsed when mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began and police were temporarily withdrawn from the streets. REUTERS/Sharif karim
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters through a giant screen during a rally marking the third anniversary of the assassination of military commander Imad Moughniyeh and commemorating the annual Hezbollah Martyrs' Leader Day in Beirut's suburbs February 16, 2011. Nasrallah warned Israel on Wednesday that the militant group would avenge the death of slain commander Moughniyeh, who was killed in a bombing in Damascus three years ago. REUTERS/ Sharif Karim
probably the moving from place to place 5 times a day to stay ahead of those who seek to whack him like a rat.
Thanks for posting this. This demonstrates the extent to which Islamists, supporters of both the Sunni and Shia versions, have infiltrated the Mubarak government. Very early in the upheaval the prison and internal security forces stand back and Hamas and Hezbollah supporting Islamists are freed to return to Gaza and Beirut or to work to install the MB in Egypt!
Long range missiles are doubtless flowing back into Gaza aimed at Israeli population centers as I type this.