Hizbullah Chief Calls Arabs to Arm Against Israel
Hizbullah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah called Arab nations to arms over the weekend in a pre-recorded video from his hideout in Lebanon.
Speaking on the occasion of the end of the Shi'ite Muslim Ashura festival in Lebanon, Nasrallah congratulated terrorists in Gaza on their “first victory” over the IDF. "The resistance, which lost a martyr, was able to fight efficiently... resistance movements in the region no longer depend on individuals,” Nasrallah praised the Gaza fighters, according to the Al-Manar website, affiliated with Hizbullah terror group. The comment, however, was a reference to the fact that Israel's first move was to assassinate the head of the Izz a-Din al-Qasssam, a key figure in the military wing of Hamas -- a significant achievment for the IDF and a painful blow to the terrorist organization.
He urged the region's Arab nations to send weapons and funds to terrorist organizations in Gaza. Israel had not met the goals set by the prime minister for its offensive, Nasrallah said.
"It is enough to look at the faces of the tripartite, Netanyahu, Obama, and [Foreign Minister Avigdor] Lieberman to see their defeat,” he said. “They were similar to the faces of [then-Foreign Minister Tzipi] Livni, Peres, and Olmert after the July War [Second Lebanon War],” he continued, adding that Prime Minister Netanyahu had failed to achieve his goals with the Operation Pillar of Defense counter terror offensive against Gaza.
"The first goal was to destroy the Palestinian resistance's leadership. He failed in that. The second goal was to destroy the resistance's missile system. He also failed in that. The third goal was to reinforce Israel's deterrence power. This war rather weakened this power,” he said.
Mocking Israel, Nasrallah said, “If you failed to win a war against Gaza which has been under siege, what would be the case if you engage yourself in a war with someone else?”
Nasrallah also issued a sly threat to the Jewish State, saying, “If only a few Fajr-5 missiles shook Israel, how would it deal with thousands of rockets landing on Tel Aviv as well as other cities, if it should venture to attack Lebanon?”
During the recent counter terror offensive, the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist organizations fired Iranian Fajr-5 missiles at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, causing panic among populations that have not previously been under rocket fire from Gaza. In all cases, the missiles missed their intended targets. However, military sources have said that Hizbullah possesses the next generation of the Iranian Fajr series, and has an arsenal of Fajr-6 missiles, plus tens of thousands of Katyusha missiles. The Hizbullah chief went on to declare that the battle with the Jewish State ranges from the northernmost city of Kiryat Shmona, to the southernmost resort city of Eilat, located along the Red Sea.
Despite the bombast, Nasrallah has been in hiding since the terrorist organization's 2006 Second Lebanon War with Israel, fearing assassination by Israeli agents. Nearly every public address he delivers is broadcast via video hookup to his followers who gather in various halls throughout Lebanon.