(JNS.org) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that his Lebanon-based Shi’a Muslim terror group has more weapons that Israel can imagine.
“Hezbollah has weapons that the enemy can expect and we have ones that they aren’t expecting. Our resistance has not been damaged, and Israel is mistaken if it thinks it has,” Nasrallah told the Hezbollah and Iranian-linked Arabic TV station Al-Mayadeen.
Nasrallah added, “If Israel attacks Lebanon, our resistance is strong and our ability to win is great.”
While the Israel-Lebanon border has been relatively quiet since the last war there in 2007, Hezbollah planted two bombs along that border last October, wounding two Israeli soldiers who were on patrol.
Hezbollah has also been preoccupied supporting the government of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian civil war, reportedly experiencing heavy casualties in its fight against Sunni jihadist groups like the Islamic State or the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Hezbollah has also faced increased criticism at home for its involvement in Syria.
At the same time, Israel has periodically launched airstrikes in Syria that have reportedly targeted weapons transfers from the Syrian government to Hezbollah.