Last remaining seats to the Jpost 2017 Annual Conference! Get your special offer now

Nasrallah: Hezbollah carried out border attack against IDF troops last month

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
April 7, 2014 01:49

In an interview with the Arab-language daily 'As-Safir', Nasrallah says the attack on Har Dov was a response to Israeli strikes.

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut

Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah addresses supporters in Beirut . (photo credit:REUTERS)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged on Monday that the Lebanese-based Shi’ite group planted the explosive device on Har Dov last month that hit an IDF convoy.

One of the armored vehicles was directly hit by the explosion, but there were no injuries among soldiers.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Three soldiers were taken to Ziv Medical Center in Safed for precautionary check-ups.

In an interview with the Arab-language daily As-Safir, Nasrallah said the attack was Hezbollah’s response to Israeli strikes against Hezbollah positions near the border.

“Israel understood the message,” Nasrallah is quoted as saying.

Nasrallah also said that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is no longer in danger of being toppled, and that Israel is concerned by developments on the ground, Lebanese media reported Sunday.

Citing comments made to Lebanese daily As-Safir, slated to be published Monday, Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star quoted Nasrallah as saying that while Israel has previously benefited from events in Syria, it was now becoming increasingly concerned by the changing situation on the ground. He reportedly said that Israel is consequently monitoring the Galilee region in the North of the country, out of fear of attacks.

He added that Israel's fear of the Iranian nuclear threat was also growing daily. 

Nasrallah also reiterated his justification for sending his forces to Syria. In comments made on the matter last week, he said that Sunni rebel groups would "eliminate everyone in Lebanon" if they won in Syria.

"The problem in Lebanon is not that Hezbollah went to Syria, but that we were late in doing so," he said. "This resistance will remain solid, with its head hung high, protecting its people and its nation."

Established nearly 30 years ago to confront Israel's occupation of south Lebanon, Hezbollah once won praise from Sunnis and Shi'ites across the Middle East. But its fight alongside Assad has lost it much domestic and international support.

Reuters contributed to this report

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Hezbollah
  • Lebanon
  • Syria
  • nasrallah
  • Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz
    April 23, 2017
    UN elects Saudi Arabia to women’s rights commission

    By TOVAH LAZAROFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 11 - 23
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 21
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 10 - 18
      Jerusalem
      12 - 19
      Haifa
    • 16 - 28
      Elat
      18 - 27
      Tiberias