Hizbullah leader threatens Israel
Lebanon's Hizbullah movement said on Tuesday it has thousands of rockets capable of hitting any target in northern Israel, and maybe beyond, should the Jewish state attack Lebanese territory again.
Speaking on the eve of the sixth anniversary of Israel's withdrawal from south Lebanon, Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his group should keep its weapons to defend Lebanon and keep Israel at bay. "Yes, I confess that for long years, since 1992 exactly, the resistance has had a respectable rocket force both in quality and quantity that allows me to say that the whole of the occupied northern Palestine is in the range of the resistance's rockets," Nasrallah said in a speech at meeting.
"This north, in its ports, (military) bases and factories is in the range of the rockets of the resistance," he said, according to Reuters. "This creates a balance between northern Palestine and southern Lebanon, and Lebanon as a whole."
He said his movement had well over 12,000 rockets in its arsenal. "There is no need for us to say whether (the rockets) can reach beyond the north (of Israel), we will stay silent on this."