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Netanyahu Responds to Hezbollah: Attack Us, Receive Unimaginable ‘Crushing Blow’

September 23, 2018 Peace and Conflict

PM Netanyahu. Illustrative. Photo courtesy of Amos Ben-Gershom (GPO)

After the leader of the Hezbollah terrorist group, Hassan Nasrallah, warned they had precision missiles that could be used against Israel, the Jewish State’s leader responded that Israel’s response would be beyond imagination. “I suggest that he think not twice but 20 times because if he confronts us he will receive a crushing blow that he cannot even imagine,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week in comments released by his office.

Nasrallah, speaking in honor of the Muslim holiday of Ashura, said in a speech by video that they have missiles so accurate that if they are used in a future war with Israel, they would “change the entire equation,” per a report by The Jerusalem Post. Israel has repeatedly bombed Syria to destroy advanced weapons destined for Hezbollah. Nasrallah, however, said that despite those efforts it was too late—the anti-Israel “resistance” already possesses precision weapons.

Netanyahu, in his response, called Nasrallah’s words “arrogant” and noted they struck a different tune from what Nasrallah himself has said in the past.

“This comes from the same man who said after 2006 that if he had known what Israel’s response would be to the abduction of three of our soldiers, he would have thought twice about doing it,” said Netanyahu, referring to the Second Lebanon War that began with Hezbollah kidnapping Israeli troops.

Israel’s efforts to stop Hezbollah from acquiring advanced weapons reportedly was recently intertwined with the shooting down of a Russian plane in Syria by Syrian fire. The Israeli military, in a series of tweets to the IDF Spokeperson Twitter feed on Sunday, summarized their After Action Review on the incident, in which they noted that Israeli planes were not to blame.

Instead, they highlighted in the tweets that the incident is a good reason to keep advanced weapons out of the hands of “irresponsible entities” which “significantly endangers the area and can severely harm forces operating in the region.”

Tweeted the IDF Spokesperson, “The IDF will continue to operate in accordance with the directives of the Israeli Government against Iran’s incessant attempts to establish itself in Syria and to arm the terrorist organization Hezbollah with lethal and accurate weapons.”

(By Joshua Spurlock, www.themideastupdate.com, September 23, 2018)

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