By Israel Hayom—
Hezbollah is stronger than ever despite the Western sanctions imposed on it, Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised interview with Al-Manar television held on July 12, marking the 13th anniversary of the 2006 Second Lebanon War.
He further warned that all of Israel was within range of the group’s missiles and threatened it would “almost vanish” in case a new conflict erupts between the two.
“Once we said that we could strike targets south of Haifa. Today, we can say that if Israel has sites south of Eilat, then we can also hit them. All of Israel is under the range of our missiles,” he said.
Hezbollah’s current military capabilities are better than they were in 2006 and now include precision missiles as well as a powerful wing of unmanned aerial vehicles, he boasted, saying, “In case of any confrontation, Israel would be on the verge of vanishing, and it knows this.”
Israeli military intelligence pegs Hezbollah’s missile arsenal at 150,000.
Nasrallah further listed Hezbollah’s targets bank, naming military bases, government offices, Ben Gurion International Airport, the Haifa and Ashdod ports, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and the Haifa Chemicals ammonia storage facility in Haifa.
The controversial facility, which has been the subject of several petitions seeking its removal, could endanger as many as 600,000 lives if it came under attack.
Nasrallah went on to lambaste US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” as a nonstarter.
“The deal took its last breath when Trump recognized al-Quds as the capital of Israel. There is not a single Palestinian who will agree to a deal in which the Christian and Muslim holy sites of al-Quds will be transferred to Israel,” he declared. Continue Reading…