Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on August 14 that the movement “will not remain silent on the crime of bombing the Port of Beirut if it is proven that Israel is behind it.”
According to Nasrallah, Hezbollah would wait for results of an investigation into the Beirut port explosion and if it turns out to be an act of sabotage by Israel then it would “pay an equal price”.
“Hezbollah is concerned with the direct security of the resistance, and we are not able to assume full responsibility for national security with its internal dimension,” he noted.
The leader of Hezbollah made this statement during the televised speech, in which he noted that the two theories under investigation were that either an accident due to negligence, or sabotage caused the explosion of warehoused ammonium nitrate.
The August 4 blast in the Beirut port killed at least 172 172 people and injured 6,000 others. The damage to the city left about 300,000 homeless.
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