'Yesterday's attack start of new phase against Israel

Hezbollah leader says terrorist organization has 'no more red lines' after attack on Israeli army base.

Gary Willig ,

Hassan Nasrallah
Hassan Nasrallah

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivered a live video statement addressing the attack on an Israeli army base yesterday.

During his address, Nasrallah stated that Hezbollah had crossed a "red line" with its attack across the border with Israel.

"We no longer have red lines. This is the start of a new phase," he said.

He stated that yesterday's attack was "punishment" against "the enemy," meaning Israel.

"The whole borderline on the border fence was completely evacuated," he stated., adding that IDF forces "ran away."

"This is more than I expected. I told them to behave, I told them to move away," he continued. "But I did not expect them to evacuate the entire post."

Nasrallah said that while Israel claims to have the strongest army in the Middle East, "the entire world saw that [Israel] is afraid, that it is worried, that it is concerned, that it is hidden, that it is fearful."

"This is weakness," he said. "Israel is weaker than a spider's web."

"What happened yesterday is that the biggest Israeli red line, which has been in place for decades, was broken by the resistance yesterday. This is one of the greatest achievements," he declared.

He further stated that Hezbollah was prepared to launch attacks deep inside Israeli territory.

"The courage that the resistance has expressed, we will express in an even greater manner in the future."