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Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah addressing supporters in Beirut. Photo: Reuters.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned in a speech on Saturday that if Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is defeated, “we will see Netanyahu and the like visit Damascus.”
Speaking in commemoration of the terrorist group’s “Martyrs Day,” Nasrallah also blasted any “normalization with the Israeli enemy” and openly threatened the Jewish state.
“Netanyahu wants to evade our rocket capability,” he said, according to Yediot Aharonot, “while he tries to make further gains. We will defend our country and respond to any Israeli attack or bombing in Lebanon.”
Nasrallah also charged that the US was involved in Israel’s threats against Hezbollah, saying Netanyahu “also uses the Americans.”
Slamming Oman for allowing Netanyahu to make an official visit to the country, Nasrallah said, “We condemn any aspect of normalization with the Israeli enemy. We call on all the peoples to refuse this.”
The Hezbollah leader connected Netanyahu’s visit to a broader rapprochement between Israel and the Arab states, saying, “What was once hidden now occurs in public. Normalization at the moment is the height of Arab hypocrisy. Their hypocrisy is what hinders victory.”
The Algemeiner (c) 2018 . Benjamin Kerstein