Lebanon's Hizbullah leader on Wednesday urged his fighters to be ready to take Galilee (North Israel) in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israeli officers "anytime, anywhere" to avenge a top operative's killing. "I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party's martyrs' day.
"I hope the people of Israel have good bomb shelters," he added.
Nasrallah also vowed that the assassination of Emad Mughnieh in 2008 would not be forgotten or go unpunished. "I do not want to go into details. Suffice to say that our decision remains the same and will be executed, God willing, at the right time," he said. "To the Zionist generals, I say: Anywhere you go in the world, at any time, watch out, for the blood of Imad Mughnieh will not go to waste."