Nasarallah adresses crowd in Beirut.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Prime Minister Binyamin
Netanyahu failed in his attempt to destroy “the Palestinian resistance” in Gaza
during Operation Pillar of Defense, Lebanese network Al Manar
“Netanyahu did not put high goals for this war. He rather put
low goals so that he would achieve them and announce his victory,” Nasrallah
Despite that, Nasrallah said, Netanyahu failed all of the goals he
set out to achieve in the Gaza operation, according to Al Manar.
first goal was to destroy the Palestinian resistance’s leadership. He failed in
that. The second goal was to destroy the resistance’s missile system. He also
failed in that. The third goal was to reinforce Israel’s deterrence power. This
war rather weakened this power,” the Hezbollah chief said.
the IAF assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari
, Nasrallah said Hamas
could still fight efficiently without him because “resistance movements in the
region no longer depend on individuals.” The Hezbollah chief also commented on
IDF capabilities during the operation, saying the IAF is not capable of “putting
an end to the battle with Gaza,” and that Israel was “scared of engaging in a
ground war,” and that it mobilized reserve soldiers merely to wage a
Nasrallah also claimed Israel’s loss in Gaza will
prevent it from waging war on the Strip again.
“If you failed to win a
war against Gaza which has been under siege, what would be the case if you
engage yourself in a war with someone else?”