BEIRUT, Lebanono – Hezbollah is capable of reaching any point in Israel with its missiles, said Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement in an interview with the Iranian newspaper al-Vefagh.
“There is not a single point in the occupied territories beyond the reach of Hezbollah missiles,” Qassem said.
According to the senior official, the missiles serve to prevent Israel from starting another war with Lebanon, exposing the “Israeli front”.
Qassem also commented on the war in Syria, where Hezbollah played an active role in assisting the Syrian government against various terrorist groupings, including the Daesh [ISIS] and al-Nusra Front. He praised the victories against the terrorists, but criticized the United States for its obstruction of the peace process.
Tensions between Tel Aviv and the Hezbollah Lebanese Shiite movement rose on December 4 after Israeli troops launched the Northern Shield operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels used by Israelis to channel militants and weapons on the Israeli-Lebanese border.
In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah waged a devastating one-month war, during which the Shiite group made extensive use of a tunnel network to combat Zionist troops and defeat.
Since then, the group boasted of rebuilding its tunnel network, but never clearly stated that they would be used for attacks against another country.
The Lebanese army, on the other hand, described Israel’s allegations as “mere allegations.”
The comments come after troops of the Zionist entity fired warning shots at a Lebanese army vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border, east of the Lebanese settlement of Mays al-Jabal, local media in Lebanon reported Saturday.
According to the Lebanese news agency NNA there was a strong fog on schedule and the Israeli military was late in noting one of the Lebanese army. The vehicle carried out routine patrols along the border between the Zionist entity and its northern neighbor.