On November 10, Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Israel is working to resume its attacks on Lebanon and warned that his party will “decisively” respond to any such attack.
“Any attack on Lebanon, any airstrike on Lebanon and any shelling on Lebanon, we will definitely respond to it … it is not acceptable to allow the enemy to violate Lebanon as it did during the last decades,” Nasrallah said during a gathering to commemorate the “Day of Martyr.”
Nasrallah stressed that Hezbollah will not give up its missile forces despite the continued threats from Israel and the recent sanctions imposed by the US.
“Economic sanctions will not prevent us from maintaining our weapons and forces even if we were forced to sell our own houses,” the Hezbollah media wing quoted Nasrallah as saying.
During the last few months, Israel launched a propaganda campaign on the highest levels accusing Hezbollah of hiding advanced missiles in the Lebanese capital of Beirut. The Israeli intelligence even sent WhatsApp messages to thousands of the city residents warning them from supposed missile sites.
Some sources speculate that the delivery of the advanced S-300 air defense systems to Syria have forced Israel to consider resuming its military operations in Lebanon once again. However, the recent threats by Nasrallah show that this option will not come without a response.