Nasrallah Hails ‘Resistance,’ Says Israel ‘Weaker than a Spider Web’
Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah has expressed confidence that his organization will be victorious in a future war with Israel, which he described as “weaker than a spider web.” He said that in the next conflict, “we will have surprises in land, air and sea,” adding that “the resistance” could attack “the whole of Israel.” Nasrallah presented a map of the Jewish state marked with 1,000 potential targets, which was shown on Israeli television broadcasts. In response, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu vowed to inflict a “crushing military blow” on the whole of Lebanon should Hizbullah dare strike Israel. Nasrallah’s rare interview, marking the 13th anniversary of the 2006 war, came on the backdrop of Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s assertion that his country was “moving forward” to blacklist Hizbullah, which, along with its patron, Iran, perpetrated two major terror attacks in Buenos Aires in the 1990s. The first, in 1992, killed more than two dozen people at the Israeli Embassy; the other targeted the AMIA Jewish community center. The 25th anniversary of the latter attack – which killed 85 people and wounded more than 300 others – will be marked on July 18. A day later, top US officials – including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo – will participate in an anti-terrorism conference in the Argentine capital geared toward, among other things, curbing Hizbullah’s activities in the Western Hemisphere. Interpol previously issued numerous arrest warrants for Iranian and Hizbullah officials allegedly responsible for planning and conducting the AMIA bombing, although all of the suspects remain free.