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  7/25/2009, Av 4, 5769

Nasrallah: We Will Hit Tel Aviv Next Time


Hizbullah chief terrorist Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that Israel would probably attack Lebanon by the middle of next year – and when it does, Hizbullah will strike Tel Aviv with its missiles, even if Israel attacks small villages or suburbs. "Not Tel Aviv for Beirut," Nasrallah said on a Lebanese TV station, "but Tel Aviv for Dahiya," he said, referring to a Hizbullah suburban stronghold of Beirut.

Nasrallah may have been referring to a statement made last year by IDF Northern Command chief Gabi Eisenkot, who described in an interview what he called the "Dahiya doctrine," Israeli sources said. In the interview, Eisenkot said Israel would use "disproportionate" force to destroy even small villages from where Hizbullah fired rockets at Israel.