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War of words intensifies as Hezbollah chief Nasrallah threatens to wipe out Israel

Last week, Gallant warned that Israel would send Lebanon back to the Stone Age if the terror organization made a wrong move

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah during a televised speech, Aug. 14, 2023 (Photo: Screenshot)

The secretary general of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, the Iranian terror-proxy organization in Lebanon, threatened Israel with extinction on Monday.

Nasrallah stated that in the case of conflict, Hezbollah will ensure that Israel “will cease to exist.”

He made this threat during a televised speech that marked 17 years since the end of the Second Lebanon War.

In the speech, Nasrallah said Israel’s military had been “weakened” and that it was unable to restore its former image. 

“After 17 years of attempts, preparation, and development, the Israelis have been unable to restore the image of the Israeli army,” Nasrallah said.

“The Israeli army today is in its worst shape in history,” he claimed and referred to warnings by IDF officers that the Israel’s military readiness has suffered because of reservist protests against the government's judicial overhaul plan.

Last week, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned that Israel would send Lebanon back to the Stone Age if the terror organization made a wrong move.

Nasrallah responded to Gallant in his speech saying: “You too will be returned back to the Stone Age," and said it would take “a few high-precision missiles” for Hezbollah to destroy targets, including “civilian and military airports, airbases, power stations… and the Dimona [nuclear] reactor.”

On Saturday, a senior commander of Hezbollah warned that the next Hezbollah-Israel war would be fought in the northern Israeli Galilee region rather than Lebanon.

“Our battle will be in the Galilee, and if the enemy and its tanks enter Lebanon, they will not be able to leave,” claimed Hajj Jihad, during an interview with Hezbollah-affiliated Al Manar TV.

The All Israel News Staff is a team of journalists in Israel.

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