Hizbullah leader declares all-out war on Israel
Israel razed the home and office of Hizbullah's leader Friday. Hizbullah's Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah and his family were safe after the Israeli missiles demolished the two buildings in Beirut's crowded southern neighborhoods.
"You wanted an open war and we are ready for an open war," Nasrallah said, addressing Israelis in an interview aired by Al-Manar television. Hizbullah would also strike "beyond Haifa and what is beyond, beyond Haifa," Nasrallah said.
"You wanted an open war and we are ready for an open war," the Hizbullah chief said. "You have chosen an all-out war with a nation which... has the capability, the experience and the courage."
Nasrallah said that Lebanon could either surrender or "have faith in Allah and victory," and said he was sure that most of Lebanese would want to stand side by side with Hizbullah.
Hizbullah's gunners responded by firing a barrage of at least 50 Katyusha rockets throughout the day, killing at least two Israeli civilians. The death toll in three days of fighting rose to 73 killed in Lebanon and 12 in Israel.