Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah has held Israel responsible for the recent drone strike on the Lebanese capital, Beirut, and the airstrikes on Damascus, Syria.
The Lebanese leader vowed to shoot down Israeli drones flying over Lebanon saying that Hezbollah will prevent Tel Aviv from repeating the aggression path it recently followed against the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU).
“The time at which Israeli war jets used to strike targets in Lebanon while the usurping entity in Palestine kept safe has ended,” the al-Manar TV quoted the Nasrallah as saying during a ceremony on August 25 commemorating Hezbollah victory over ISIS and al-Qaeda on the Syrian-Lebanese border two years ago.
Early in the morning, two Israeli drones, one acting as a spotter and the other rigged with explosives attacked a media center of Hezbollah in the Southern Suburb of the Lebanese capital.
The Israeli military claimed that the airstrikes targeted Iranian forces preparing to launch “killer drones” at its positions. However, Nasrallah said that the targets were rest and recreation centers of Hezbollah.
“Wait for our response which may take place at any time on the borders and beyond the borders,” the Lebanese leader said in a direct threat to Israeli troops.
Since 2006, Hezbollah has responded to every Israeli attack on its troops in Lebanon, or in Syria. Tel Aviv will likely take Nasrallah’s threats very seriously.