Nasrallah Vows Response to Israeli Drones in Lebanon, Hizbullah Deaths in Syria

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Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Sunday pledged that his group would retaliate against Israel from Lebanon should it kill any of its members in Syria, while warning that Hizbullah might shoot down any Israeli drone flying over Lebanon.

“If the Lebanese government wants pacification, it must tell the Americans to rein in Israel,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking the second anniversary of the ouster of militants and jihadists from the eastern border region.

“If Israel kills any of our members in Syria, we'll respond from Lebanon and not in the Shebaa Farms, and we tell the Israeli army on the border to be very cautious and to wait for us,” Nasrallah warned, citing the death of two Hizbullah members in an Israeli raid on Syria overnight.

“Israel did not attack a Quds Force position in Syria but rather a house containing Hizbullah fighters,” the Hizbullah leader noted, disputing an announcement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I tell the residents of northern Israel not to rest,” he added, while suggesting that Netanyahu has expanded Israel’s airstrikes to Iraq and Lebanon for electoral purposes.

As for the drone that exploded over a Hizbullah stronghold in Beirut’s southern suburbs overnight, Nasrallah warned that “from now on,” Hizbullah will “target any Israeli drone that violates Lebanon's airspace.”

“We in Lebanon will not allow such drone attacks and we will do anything to prevent such a course, no matter what the price might be,” Hizbullah’s leader said, warning that “Lebanon will face a very dangerous situation if this incident goes unaddressed” and citing the suspected Israeli drone campaign against Iran-backed militias in Iraq.

“The overnight attack is the first Israeli aggression in Lebanon since August 14, 2006 and it is a dangerous attack,” Nasrallah warned, noting that “Netanyahu would be mistaken if he thinks that this issue can go unnoticed.”

"The time when Israeli aircraft come and bombard parts of Lebanon is over."

Explaining the series of events that took place overnight in Dahiyeh, Hizbullah’s leader said “what happened yesterday was an Israeli suicide drone attack on a target in Beirut's southern suburbs.”

“The first drone was a reconnaissance drone and was not carrying explosives and was trying to transmit accurate footage of a certain target... Young men started hurling rocks at the drone and it was hit by a rock. It is not clear whether it was downed by the rock or by a technical malfunction,” he explained.

“The drone that crashed overnight was a military one,” he stressed, promising that Hizbullah would soon put the two drones on display.

“What happened yesterday is very, very, very dangerous,” Nasrallah emphasized, noting that Hizbullah possesses the ability to shoot down Israeli drones over Lebanon.

The overnight drone explosion damaged a Hizbullah media center in a residential building in the Beirut southern suburb of Mouawad. A Hizbullah spokesman said shards from shattered window panes caused "minor injuries."

Timeline
  • 25 August 2019, 19:42

    Nasrallah: If the Lebanese government wants pacification, it must tell the Americans to rein in Israel.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:17

    Nasrallah: If Israel kills any of our members in Syria, we'll respond in Lebanon, not in the Shebaa Farms, and we tell Israel's army on the border to beware.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:10

    Nasrallah: Israel did not attack a Quds Force position in Syria but rather a house containing Hizbullah fighters.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:10

    Nasrallah: I tell the residents of northern Israel not to rest.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:09

    Nasrallah: From now on, we will target any Israeli drone that violates Lebanon's airspace.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:07

    Nasrallah: We in Lebanon will not allow such drone attacks and we will do anything to prevent such a course, no matter what the price might be.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:03

    Nasrallah: The overnight attack is the first Israeli aggression in Lebanon since August 14, 2006 and it is a dangerous attack.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:01

    Nasrallah: Lebanon will face a very dangerous situation if this incident goes unaddressed.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:01

    Nasrallah: Netanyahu would be mistaken if he thinks that this issue can go unnoticed.

  • 25 August 2019, 19:00

    Nasrallah: We will show you the drones to verify that they are not commercial drones.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:58

    Nasrallah: What happened yesterday was an Israeli suicide drone attack on a target in Beirut's southern suburbs.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:58

    Nasrallah: The first drone was a reconnaissance drone and was not carrying explosives and was trying to transmit accurate footage of a certain target... Young men started hurling rocks at the drone and it was hit by a rock. It is not clear whether it was downed by the rock or by a technical malfunction.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:56

    Nasrallah: The drone that crashed overnight was a military one.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:34

    Nasrallah: America had asked the Lebanese state to prevent Hizbullah from starting the border outskirts war and the Lebanese decision to involve the Lebanese Army was brave.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:28

    Nasrallah: U.S. helicopters are rescuing Daesh leaders in Afghanistan.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:28

    Nasrallah: The U.S. threat against our region's states and peoples through Daesh has not ended.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:27

    Nasrallah: The Americans want an excuse to keep their forces in Iraq.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:27

    Nasrallah: The Americans are trying to revive Daesh in Iraq.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:20

    Nasrallah on overnight Israeli attacks: What happened yesterday is very, very, very dangerous.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:16

    Nasrallah has apologized for excluding the flags of the Lebanese Communist Party and the Syrian Social National Party from a Hizbullah-created logo marking the end of the 2006 war.

  • 25 August 2019, 18:07

    Nasrallah to supporters: Your heavy turnout at this rally is the first response to yesterday's Israeli attacks.

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Comments 12
Thumb barrymore 25 August 2019, 20:21

"marking the second anniversary of the ouster of militants and jihadists from the eastern border region."

The same jihadists that nassrallah put on air-conditioned buses and provided them with home-cooked meals?

Thumb warrior 26 August 2019, 08:29

Yes, the same.

Thumb eagledawn 25 August 2019, 20:24

The day this evil iranian sectarian terrorist is brutally and violently murdered is the day we celebrate our true independence.

Thumb eagledawn 25 August 2019, 20:25

Great picture, he looks like an unwashed shia terrorist (Huthi), and that's closer to his true character than the religious uniform he dishonored and desecrated for decades.

As to his speech: nice cartload of BS.

Thumb farsical.resistance 25 August 2019, 20:47

"If the Lebanese government wants pacification, it must tell the Americans to rein in Israel"
Guys, I put this into my state of the art Iranian terrorist speech decoder and got this:
"If the strong Christian president doesn't want me to start a new war, that will destroy the whole country all over again, kill thousands of innocent unsuspecting Lebanese, cost Lebanon billions or dollars and send me and other resistance officials deeper in the sewers, he should do what I tell him to do."
I guess hassin's still in charge of war or peace in Lebanon. Silly me I thought our strong Christian president took charge of this when he became president.

Missing phillipo 25 August 2019, 21:54

Once again this fanatic terrorist threatens to pull Lebanon into a war that the government certainly doesn't want, yet nobody is willing or able to do anything about it.

Thumb s.o.s 25 August 2019, 23:38

What you called Lebanese government is actually very efficient at only one thing. It masters the art of robbing the citizens and then they create debt so we actually pay the bill twice.

Missing phillipo 26 August 2019, 08:53

More proof that this terrorist and his friends continue to threaten to operate militarily against Israel from Lebanese sovereign territory, and yet the Lebanese Government and Army do exactly NOTHING. So now we know who actually controls Lebanon.

Thumb thepatriot 26 August 2019, 09:13

“I tell the residents of northern Israel not to rest,” He will retaliate agains civilians!? Animal!

“from now on,” Hizbullah will “target any Israeli drone that violates Lebanon's airspace.”
So before that... you watched them fly??

Missing rabiosa 26 August 2019, 17:02

@SOS I feel my comments couple weeks ago were censored as well. That's why i have not posted anything and monitoring if others posts are censored as well. Naharent obviously does censor comments.

Thumb s.o.s 26 August 2019, 17:11

It gets censored because a mad kid reports them en masse. The fact that tric.portugal’s idioties remain prove that no one reports them.... because he isn’t worth the effort.
Anyways, don’t let anyone silence you if you believe in freedom of opinion and speech.

Missing rabiosa 27 August 2019, 07:29

Will do. Thanks.