Author: YASSER OKBI / MAARIV HASHAVUA
Posted on : February 21, 2017
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday continued in his string of threats against Israel, charging that his Lebanese terrorist group will have «no red lines in the next war with Israel.»
In an interview with Iran’s Channel 1 News, Nasrallah reiterated previous threats regarding Hezbollah’s alleged capabilities to strike Israel’s nuclear facility in the southern town of Dimona and the Haifa ammonia plant, which is now slated for closure.
«Israel should think a million times before it goes to war with Lebanon,» he said. «Hezbollah is ready for any threat.»
When asked if his Iranian-backed Shi’ite terrorist organization would recognize the state of Israel in the event of a peace agreement with the Palestinians, Nasrallah indicated that animosity would remain Hezbollah’s underlying sentiment toward the Jewish state.
«Even if there is a peace deal with Israel, it won’t remove the terror label and the occupation from it [Israel],» he told the Iranian news station.
«Israel is lying when it comes to the two-state solution, and will be deceiving the Palestinians if they agree to it,» he added.
Nasrallah’s remarks Tuesday morning came days after he called on Israel to dismantle its nuclear reactor in Dimona, warning that Hezbollah missiles were capable of hitting the facility.
Nasrallah made a similar threat against Haifa’s ammonia tank last year, saying that a missile hitting the facility could have the affect of a nuclear bomb. Earlier in February, a Haifa court ordered the tank closed, citing the security threat.
Speaking in a televised speech commemorating Hezbollah’s slain leaders, Nasrallah said that Hezbollah sees Israel’s emptying of the ammonia tank as a sign that it fears the Lebanese Sh’ite group.
«I call on Israel not only to empty the ammonia tank in Haifa, but also to dismantle the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Our military capabilities will strike Israel and its settlements,» he warned.
In 2006 Israel fought against Hezbollah in the 34-day Second Lebanon War.
Since then, hostilities between them have been limited to occasional firing across the border and reported air strikes by Israel against Hezbollah leaders and military equipment in Syria, where the group is fighting in support of President Bashar Assad.
Jpost.com Staff and Reuters contributed to this report.