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Hizbullah 'Forbidden to Use Chemical Weapons'

Hizbullah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah told a Lebanese interviewer Monday his group doesn't have chemical weapons, and will not use them.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 9/4/2012, 12:18 AM

Chemical attack drill (file)
Chemical attack drill (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Hizbullah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah told a Lebanese interviewer Monday his group does not have chemical weapons, and will not use them.

One of the primary concerns facing Israel has been the disposition of Syria's massive arsenal of chemical and other weapons.

Officials have considered the strong possibility that Syria would transfer much of its ordnance to its fellow Iranian protege, Lebanon-based Hizbullah.

However, Nasrallah on Monday told the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television news channel, “We don't have chemical weapons and we cannot use them, for reasons linked to the Shari'a (Islamic law), and for humanitarian reasons.”

In the case of “enemy attacks” on Lebanon, however, Nasrallah warned that Hizbullah would not simply “defend itself,” but instead would “enter Galilee.” The terrorist organization last year also threatened to invade the northern Israeli region, in the event of an attack by Israel.

Israel has been mulling what it can do in the event the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were to launch an attack against the Jewish State in order to divert attention away from the current civil war that is threatening to topple his sovereignty.

Syrian violence has already spilled over its borders a number of times, with government troops pursuing opposition forces and civilians across the lines into Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq. Israel has raised its alert status along its northern border in response to the threat.