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Bibi Tells Nasrallah: Stay in Your Bunker

PM slams Hizbullah leader after Nasrallah threatens to conquer northern Israel.
By Maayana Miskin
First Publish: 2/16/2011, 11:14 PM / Last Update: 2/16/2011, 11:40 PM

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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took a jab at Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday evening after the latter threatened to take over northern Israel in case of war. “Anyone who's hiding in a bunker should stay in a bunker,” he said.

“Nasrallah said he would capture the Galilee. I have news for you – you won't.”

“Nobody should doubt Israel's or our ability to defend ourselves,” he continued. “We have a powerful army. We want peace with all our neighbors, yet the IDF is prepared to powerfully defend Israel against all our enemies.”

The prime minister made his remarks while addressing the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, which is meeting in Jerusalem.

Nasrallah had issued threats against Israel earlier in the day, at a ceremony honoring fallen Hizbullah terrorists. “I can tell the fighters of the resistance that one day they might be asked to liberate the Galilee,” he said.

He mocked Israelis as “afraid” and new IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz as “completely weak.”

Nasrallah also warned that despite the time that has passed since the death of senior Hizbullah member Imad Mughniyeh, Hizbullah will avenge his death. "I say to the Zionist commanders and generals: wherever you go in the world, everywhere, anytime, you should always keep watch. The blood of Imad Mughniyeh was not spilled in vain."