Hezbollah’s leader Nasrallah issued more warnings to Israel, calling on Jews to return to Europe before the next war.
Secretary General of the Hezbollah terror group, Hassan Nasrallah, issued an ominous threat to Israelis urging them to return to the countries “from where they had come,” before it becomes too dangerous for them in “Palestine.”
In a televised address from his bunker on Sunday during a ceremony held to mark the “Ashura,” a Shia Muslim holiday, Nasrallah called on “the Zionist settlers, especially the Jews,” to leave “the occupied Palestinian territories” before Israel is no longer safe for them.
Nasrallah’s comments referred to an Arab assertion that Israelis are “European colonialists,” who should return to their countries of origin.
He further warned that if Israel or the US decide to launch a war on Lebanon and “other regional countries,” most likely referring to Iran, Hezbollah’s main backer, they would have “neither enough time to escape nor a safe place in Palestine to resort to.”
Nasrallah stated that the “stupid Israeli command does not have accurate data about the military capabilities that will confront their army during any upcoming war.”
“The Israeli command does not have a clear view about the battlefields, the participators, and the horizon of the war,” Nasrallah added.
He further claimed that Israel and the US are planning to launch a war against Lebanon, Syria and Gaza.
“If this war happens, the Zionist settlers will pay a heavy price, and the entity will reach its demise,” he threatened.
“Do not let your command, which lies to you when it exaggerates its ability to emerge victorious from any war, involve you in a war which may cause your end,” Nasrallah further warned.
Nasrallah further claimed that the Jews have been “used by Zionism to fuel its imperial policies” which serve the US and UK interests in the region, while affirming that Hezbollah’s war is “against the Zionists, not the Jews.”
Lebanon Will Return to Stone Age
Responding to Nasrallah’s threats, Israeli Minister of Construction Yoav Galant, a former IDF general, pointed out that Nasrallah made his remarks “from a bunker, and there are good reasons for that.”
“If he makes a mistake and launches a war, we will return Lebanon to the Stone Age,” Galant warned.
In August, Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and a member of the Security Cabinet, warned that Hezbollah could bring devastation to Lebanon.
Bennett said that any future attack by Hezbollah would be considered a “declaration of war by the Lebanese state” as a whole.
Israel will not operate “surgically” in the next war with the Shiite terror group; rather, it will strike at any building used for Hezbollah’s activities, residential or otherwise, he clarified.
“Unlike the Second Lebanon War, this time we won’t differentiate between the organization and the State of Lebanon. This means any attack by Hezbollah will cause destruction throughout Lebanon and its institutions,” Bennett stated.
Israel has been training and preparing the IDF for a future war with Hezbollah, which currently has a stockpile of over 130,000 rockets – more than the combined arsenal of all NATO countries, with the exception of the United States.
“You don’t collect 130,000 missiles if you don’t intend to use them,” said Matthew Levitt, an expert on counter-terrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.