The leader of the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said that last week’s attack on IDF soldiers in northern Israel was a “message” in retaliation for the killing of an operative of the group in September by the Israeli army.
Nasrallah claimed that the operative had been examining an Israeli spy device planted in Lebanon. Two IDF soldiers were wounded in the retaliation attack.
Hezbollah fighters “detonated an explosive device on the Shebaa hills against a motorized Israeli patrol causing a number of injuries among the occupation’s soldiers,” Hezbollah said in a statement.
“Hezbollah is still strong and present, and has not weakened, despite the changes in the region and the media’s coverage of the global coalition…Israel wanted to test Hezbollah, and our response to that was the explosive device in Mount Dov,” Nasrallah said.