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Hezbollah and Israel Continue Rhetorical Battles

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3 Sep 2019
Hezbollah and Israel Continue Rhetorical Battles
Leaders of Israel and the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbollah exchanged rhetorical broadsides Tuesday following the kinetic exchange they had on Israel’s northern border over the weekend. “We acted with determination and responsibility yesterday," Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanayhu said on Monday. "We kept our citizens safe and maintained the peace of our soldiers.” In a backhanded reference to Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, who boasted of his organizations “victory” in the exchange, he added "The man in the bunker in Beirut knows exactly why he is in the bunker."

"Israel, the tyrant and arrogant, claiming to possess the region’s strongest army, was seen by the world scared and worried for 8 days," Nasralleh claimed during a speech Monday evening. He added that the Hezbollah barrage of anti-tank missiles which were launched in an area of the border far from the traditional flashpoint of the Shebaa Farms proved Hezbollah was ready to take big risks to preserve its honor.

"We no longer have red lines,” he thundered. “This is the start of a new phase. Remember this date."

However, security camera footage from a kibbutz near the town of Avivim shows a Hezbollah-fired missile failing to hit the IDF vehicle it was aimed at, drawing questions about the true efficacy of the Hezbollah attack.

Here is a video about Iran's support for Hezbollah

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