Hezbollah's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem
Hezbollah's deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem

Simmering tensions between Israel and Hezbollah escalated last week after Israeli troops launched Northern Shield Operation , aimed at destroying Hezbollah tunnels used to funnel militants and arms through the Israel-Lebanon border.

Hezbollah is capable of targeting any point in Israel with its missiles, the group’s second in command Sheikh Naim Qassem said in an interview with Iran’s al-Vefagh newspaper.

“There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hezbollah’s missiles,” Qassem said.

According to the senior official, the missiles serve to deter Israel from starting another war with Lebanon by exposing the “Israeli home front”.


Qassem also commented on the war in Syria, where Hezbollah has played an active role in assisting the Syrian government against a collection of jihadist militants including Daesh (ISIS)* and Nusra Front.* The official praised the victories achieved against the terrorists, but slammed the US for its alleged obstruction of the peace process.

 

Hezbollah has published a propaganda video ‘proving’ its ability to reach any Israel city if  launches missiles at Lebanon.

The video, which has subtitles in Hebrew, includes what look like satellite images and precise map locations of strategic sites in the Jewish state.

The clip, which specifically shows Hezbollah fighters preparing for a missile attack and the group’s leader Hassan Nasrallah pledging to retaliate against a possible Israeli strike on Lebanon, wraps up with the warning “if you dare attack, you will regret it.”

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