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Nasrallah warns Israel against waging war on Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah [file photo]

Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah yesterday advised Israel against waging a war on Lebanon, warning that there will be no “red lines” in any future confrontation, media reports said.

“Israel must ‘count to one million’ before waging any war on Lebanon and we’re prepared for any threat,” the reports quoted Nasrallah as telling Iran’s state television.

“We are not advocates of war. We are in the defence position,” Hezbollah’s chief reportedly noted.

Read: Israel threatens to attack Lebanon in response to Nasrallah statements

“In the face of Israel’s threats to destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure, we will not abide by red lines, especially regarding Haifa’s ammonia and the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Hezbollah possesses the full courage for this.”

The comments mark the second time this week that the Hezbollah leader has threatened Israel.

On Thursday, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence Yisrael Katz warned: “If Nasrallah dares to fire at the Israel home front or at its national infrastructure, all of Lebanon will be hit.”

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Nasrallah advised Israel on Thursday to “dismantle the Dimona nuclear reactor,” warning that it poses a threat to Israel’s existence if hit by his group’s missiles.

A 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah killed approximately 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and around 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, before ending in a United Nations-brokered ceasefire.

The Israel-Lebanon border has remained mostly quiet since the 2006 war but there have been sporadic outbursts of violence.

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