Hezbollah Warns ‘Israel’ of Surprise Retaliatory Blow after Drone Attack
By Staff, Agencies
Hezbollah warned the Zionist entity of a “surprise blow” in retaliation for the regime’s recent drone incursion into Lebanon.
In an interview with Russia’s RT television network on Tuesday, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General His Eminence Sheikh Naim Qassem said that the recent ‘Israeli’ drone attacks on the Lebanese soil could not be considered “a passing issue.”
He also refused to provide details of Hezbollah’s response, adding, however, that the reaction would be “a surprise” for the Tel Aviv regime.
Sheikh Qassem further described the Lebanese government’s position on the ‘Israeli’ assaults as correct, stressing that the country would not wait for a reaction from the United Nations Security Council.
Two ‘Israeli’ drones — which Hezbollah said were on a bombing mission — crashed in the southern suburb [Dahiyeh] of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Sunday.
Hezbollah said the unmanned aerial vehicles were rigged with explosives, with the resistance movement’s Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah stressing that they were on a “suicide mission.”
His Eminence further described Sunday’s raids as the first ‘Israeli’ attack on Lebanon since the 2006 war.
“From now on, we will down any ‘Israeli’ drones in Lebanon’s skies,” Sayyed Nasrallah said. “I say to the ‘Israeli’ army on the border from tonight, stand guard. Wait for us one, two, three, four days.”
For his part, Lebanese President Michel Aoun said the Zionist entity’s recent drone strikes in Lebanon amounts to “a declaration of war” against the Arab country.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Saad Hariri said ‘Israel’ used the drone attacks “to change the rules of engagement.”
The aggression, he noted, constitutes “a threat to regional stability and an attempt to push the situation towards further tension.”
The occupation forces launched two wars on Lebanon in 2000 and 2006, in both of which Hezbollah inflicted heavy losses on the regime’s military. ‘Israeli’ officials have even threatened another war on Lebanon.