BEIRUT, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) — Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Saturday that his party will retaliate for any Israeli attack on Lebanon.
“We will inevitably respond to any attack against Lebanon and we will not accept any underestimation by the enemy of the country’s power as it used to do in the past,” he said in a televised speech marking the party’s “Martyrs’ Day.”
Nasrallah said that “Hezbollah has a tremendous rocket capability and the enemy will not dare to attack Lebanon because of this power.”
“Any attack will be faced automatically,” he said.
He added that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu possesses a nuclear power, yet he cannot face Hezbollah’s great rocket capabilities.”
In a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September, Netanyahu said Hezbollah had placed three precision missile sites near the Beirut airport, one in the Ouzai neighborhood “a few blocks away from the runway,” a second under the Ahed stadium, and the third “adjacent to the airport itself, right next to it.”
This has prompted Lebanese caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to lead a tour for ambassadors and journalists to two of the locations mentioned by Israel to prove to the public that Netanyahu’s claims are false.