“Hezbollah chief Nasrallah: No fence will protect Israel”
“The 2005 withdrawal was the final nail in the coffin of the Zionist ideology of expanding the borders of historic Israel,” Nasrallah said in a televised address. “Israel erects fences, but that won’t help it during a confrontation, because we have missiles that can reach any point in Israel.”
“If there would not have been resistance from the first day to the existence of Israel, then they would have set up settlements in south Lebanon just as they did in the rest of the occupied territories,” he said. “For this reason, our unrelenting resistance is crucial.”
The Hezbollah chief also commented on the recently established unity government in Israel, saying it pointed to weakness.
“Our assessment is that the unity government that was established in Israel is an internal Israeli matter, which took place due to the weakening of the coalition. But we will always be prepared for any Israeli aggression.”
In some of his harshest words against Israel in several months, Nasrallah delivered a similar speech two weeks ago, in which he said that Hezbollah was capable of striking any target in Israel. He also stressed that “the days when we fled and they did not are over.”
“Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: Fence won’t protect Israel”
“The ground you are standing on now was occupied in 1982. The land was returned to its owners. Israel did not enter Lebanon to withdraw from it – it has aspirations regarding Lebanon,” he said.
The Shiite group’s secretary general added: “Hezbollah and all its fighters proved there are Arabs of a different kind. The enemy recognizes our achievement. Israel’s (border) fences won’t protect it.
Nasrallah, who appeared in public only twice since the end of the Second Lebanon War, continued to say that “for 12 years (Israel) has not dared attack our villages or our sovereignty. Who is preserving this equation? The people, the army and the resistance – not the UN or anyone else.”
Nasrallah said the barrier Israel is erecting along its border with Lebanon “proves that the Israeli withdrawal from south Lebanon constituted the final (nail) in the coffin of a greater Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates (rivers).
“Currently there are people on the (Lebanese border with Israel) who not only throw stones, but are threatening to fire missiles at every possible location in Israel,” the sheikh said.
Two weeks ago Nasrallah said Hezbollah has bolstered its capabilities and can now destroy any specific target within “occupied Palestine.”
“The era in which we are afraid and they are not is over,” he said. “The time has come to declare that we are here to stay, and they must cease to exist.”
“Nasrallah touts armed resistance on ‘Liberation Day’”
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah on Friday called Israel’s construction of a wall along its northern border a potent testament to the victory of armed “resistance groups,”
“The project of Greater Israel always aimed for big territory bordered by rivers,” he said. “These walls built by Israel along the border with Palestine and Lebanon show that the project of Greater Israel is over. The project of having rivers as borders ended with having walls for borders.”
Hezbollah’s secretary-general stated that the strategy of armed activity has been the only one to produce results. “The weapons of the resistance have accomplished [something], but the weapons of other organizations did not accomplish [anything],” he said.