Netanyahu: We are not impressed by Nasrallah's threats

Netanyahu unfazed by Hezobllah leader's threats: He knows why he broadcasts them from his bunker.

Ben Ariel,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded on Saturday night to the threats by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at a ceremony marking 13 years since the 2006 Second Lebanon War.

"We are not impressed by Nasrallah's threats. He knows very well why he broadcasts them from the depths of his bunker," said Netanyahu.

Speaking on Friday in a speech marking the 13th anniversary of what Hezbollah views as its “victory” in the Second Lebanon War, Nasrallah warned Israel that if it wages a war against Lebanon, Hezbollah will destroy its troops.

"If Israel enters the Lebanese territories, its troops will be destroyed live on television in front of the whole world," he said.

The Hezbollah leader claimed that the organization has gained much experience in the past years through training and has established an advanced defense system to defend itself and adopt military strategies to protect Lebanon's wealth and territories.

"The enemy is afraid to start a war against us. This happens because of the strenuous work since 2006, Hezbollah prepared itself, trained its men and has armed itself to be fully prepared for confrontation with the enemy," he declared.

Late on Thursday, Hezbollah released new footage showing the launching of a missile at the Israeli Navy’s INS Hanit ship during the Second Lebanon War.

Four IDF soldiers were killed in the attack which occurred 16 kilometers off the coast of Beirut.