The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Mohammed Ali Jafari, threatened today that if Israel “wants to hit at the heart of Hezbollah, it should expect a powerful reaction, not just within its borders, but in any place in the world.”
He praised Hezbollah’s attack on Mount Dov and said it could be seen as as a reaction by Iran.
Jafari spoke at a ceremony held for those killed in a January 18 strike on Quneitra in Syria. Several Hezbollah members and an Iranian general died in the attack, which has been attributed to Israel, although there has been no official confirmation.
Two IDF soldiers were killed and seven wounded in a Hezbollah attack in Israel’s north on Wednesday, which the group claimed was revenge for the Quneitra attack.
Jafari’s statements followed a speech given Friday by Hezbollah’s secretary general, Hassan Nasrallah, in which he boasted that his organization was not afraid of war with Israel.
“Our biggest victory is that Israel feared Hezbollah’s response,” he said in a televised address Friday. We will not think twice about confronting the enemy and we will do so if he forces us. We don’t want war but we don’t fear it.” Ynet News