Hezbollah leader said Saturday that Israeli army strikes in Syria could result in reprisal strikes against Tel Aviv by the “axis of resistance” composed by Iran, Syria and the militia Lebanese Shiite.
This statement of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah intervenes in response to the proliferation of air operations conducted by Israel in Syrian territory to prevent rooting of Iran.
This change in the approach of Hezbollah and Iran allied to the regime of Bashar al-Assad could intervene “at any time,” he added in an interview with Mayadine TV.
In this interview, Nasrallah adds that it was “years” that his organization was able to access Israeli territory using tunnels dug from Lebanon and passing under the border between Israel and Lebanon.
“Part of our plan for the next war is to enter Galilee, which we are capable of with the will of God,” Nasrallah explains. “The important thing is that we have this capability and we have it for years,” he adds.
These comments come after Israel announced last month the destruction of all tunnels built by Hezbollah from Lebanese territory.
For the UN envoy, the construction of these tunnels is a violation of resolution 1701 which ended in 2006 the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah.
In the televised interview, Nasrallah says that these underground buildings were built long ago that he is surprised that Israel has been slow in locating them.
“One of the discovered tunnels dates back 13 years,” he said.
Nasrallah said his organization does not want to tip Lebanon into a war with Israel, but he notes that there is a risk that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will make an indiscriminate move ahead of the April legislative elections when he seeks a new mandate.