Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday warned Israel against making a “miscalculation” towards Lebanon similar to the one he said it has made towards Gaza, where it has launched a major military operation against the Islamic Jihad group.
“We in Hezbollah are following up on what’s happening hour by hour and we’re in constant contact with our dear brothers in the leadership of the Islamic Jihad movement. We’re also in contact with our brothers in the leadership of the Hamas movement and the rest of the Palestinian factions,” Nasrallah said in a Ashoura sermon.
“We believe that the resistance will have the upper hand in this battle,” he added, noting that “it is clear that the enemy always goes to wrong calculations.”
“We’ve heard intimidation statements by the enemy against the resistance in Palestine and the resistance in Lebanon. It is bombing in Gaza and addressing Lebanon at the same time, but it is making wrong calculations,” Nasrallah went on to say.
He warned that “the enemy is making wrong calculations when it is addressing Lebanon.”
“It is making wrong calculations if it thinks that it can intimidate or scare us. Do no make a miscalculation towards Lebanon. Anything that you do and anything that you say cannot at all affect our will, morale and decision,” Hezbollah’s leader stressed.
He added: “We trust our God, we trust ourselves and we trust our strength. We also trust your weakness, frailness and cowardliness.”
“I advise the enemy that is sending these messages to stop sending them, because in Lebanon it should not expect at all that the resistance will stand idly by in the face of a certain aggression or a certain infringement on our rights,” Nasrallah went on to say.
Nasrallah also ridiculed a recent statement by Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who threatened to obliterate Beirut’s southern suburbs should Hezbollah attack the Karish gas platform
“If he were the agriculture minister, we would have said that he has a mattock, but he is the finance minister,” Nasrallah said sarcastically.
“He threatened to wipe out the southern suburbs. You can say what you want and I will not respond to this threat. Days are between us and you know that today the resistance is stronger than ever,” Nasrallah added.