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July 14, 2016 4:23 pm

Hezbollah Official: ‘Israel Worried and Scared’ of Defeat in Future Conflict

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Hezbollah terrorists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Hezbollah terrorists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A Hezbollah official recently boasted of the terror group’s prowess, warning that Israel will be defeated in any future conflict, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars reported on Thursday.

Speaking on the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, Sayed Hashem Safieddine, head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, said that the organization imposed limitations on itself during the 2006 confrontation, “due to the considerations imposed by the US administration and some regional regimes on the political process and the negotiations.”

Since then, Safieddine said, Hezbollah has been taking part in efforts to destroy Israel’s supremacy in the region.

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“Some pro-American regimes in the Middle East have fallen, and others are politically destabilized; moreover, Israel is worried and scared,” he said.

Safieddine’s comments are characteristic of belligerent rhetoric voiced by Hezbollah and its terror sponsor, Iran, threatening Israel with imminent annihilation. As reported by The Algemeiner, a senior Iranian commander recently said that should the “Zionists” not learn from their past mistakes, “Today, more than 100,000 missiles are ready to fly from Lebanon,” adding that in addition there are “tens of thousands of destructive long-range missiles” in the region ready to wipe Israel off the map.

Concerns are already being raised in Israel over Hezbollah’s weapons arsenal. On Tuesday, as reported by The Algemeiner, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon warned a special UN Security Council session that the radical Shi’ite group has 120,000 rockets and missiles, and that “more missiles are hidden underground in 10,000 square kilometers [of Lebanon] than the above-ground 4 million square kilometers” of the European North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries.

Citing the latest Israeli intelligence assessments, Danon said Hezbollah — which he called one of the “main causes of instability” in the region — has enhanced its military capabilities over the last 10 years. When Security Council Resolution 1701, which marked the end of the Second Lebanon War, was adopted in 2006, the ambassador said, Hezbollah was in possession of 7,000 rockets. Today, many times that number are aimed at Israeli population centers.

In addition, Danon stated, vast areas of southern Lebanon have been transformed by Hezbollah into “terror outposts.” The ambassador made clear that should Hezbollah “make the same mistake” it made 10 years ago, Israel will be ready to defend its citizens in the most “forceful” way possible.

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  • Arthur Fliegenheimer

    These missiles are for the protection of Iran not hezbollah.They are not free to use them unless Iran gives permission.Since these weapons are hidden among civilians,there will be heavy civilian losses in any future conflict.Since Iran’s main protector-Obama will be out of office,Iran and hezbollah will be on their own. Don’t invest in any real estate in Beirute .

  • Teaneck to Boca

    Hezbollah: Israel worried and scared of defeat in future conflict. Someone should translate into Arabic “beat your fcking brains in” for Hezbollah leadership in the next conflict. The next Hezbollah war with Israel will be Hezbollah’s last. This is current strategy for the IDF.

  • Linda

    Israel is not afraid of you and will defeat you and humiliate you as sure as the stars, moon and sun are in the sky.

  • If Hezbollah is foolish enough to deploy it missile arsenal against Israel, it will be defeated. And in the next war, no ceasefire until Hezbollah unconditionally surrenders.

  • Eric R.

    If I were the Shia-Nazis of Hezbollah, I would be worried and scared of being turned into radioactive molecules distributed in the atmosphere.

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