Peres: Hizbullah More of a Threat to Lebanon than to Israel

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Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday said Hizbullah was “more of a threat to Lebanon than to Israel,” in the wake of Hizbullah's sending of a reconnaissance drone over the Jewish state.

“This organization is more of a threat to Lebanon than to Israel, because Israel is capable of defending itself,” Israel's radio quoted the Israeli president as saying.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned that the transfer of Syria's chemical weapons to Hizbullah or other groups would force Israel to consider military action.

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah last week acknowledged that his group had sent a sophisticated unmanned drone over Israel, saying the device was built by the Jewish state's arch-foe Iran.

Nasrallah's acknowledgment of the drone which Israel shot down on October 6 came shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed at Hizbullah and vowed to defend his country against further "threats."

"A sophisticated reconnaissance aircraft was sent from Lebanese territory ... and traveled hundreds of kilometers (miles) over the sea before crossing enemy lines and into occupied Palestine," Nasrallah said in a televised address.

"It overflew sensitive and important installations for dozens of kilometers until the enemy spotted it near (the nuclear site) Dimona," Nasrallah added. He did not identify the installations.

“Israel is lying to its people by claiming that it intercepted the drone over the sea,” Nasrallah noted.

Nasrallah insisted that "possession of such an aerial capacity is a first in the history of any resistance movement in Lebanon and the region."

"It's not the first time (that a drone was sent) and it will not be the last. We can reach all the zones" of Israel, said Nasrallah, referring to a less sophisticated drone sent by Hizbullah during its 2006 war against Israel.

He said the latest drone was "Iranian built and assembled in Lebanon."

“I must praise the jihadist brothers who have dedicated their talents to defend their people and developed all these defense capabilities,” Nasrallah added.

“We will leave it to the Israelis to evaluate the intelligence and operational capabilities of the drone. This capability is only part of the surprises of any future war,” he went on to say.

“I must remind of the size of Israel's violations of Lebanon's airspace since (U.N. Security Council) Resolution 1701 came into force until yesterday: 20,468 violations, amid the impotence of the state and the silence of the international community and some Lebanese who are lecturing about sovereignty,” Nasrallah added.

The Israeli premier earlier accused Hizbullah of launching the previously unidentified drone and vowed to protect Israeli borders against further intrusions.

"We are acting with determination to protect our borders... as we prevented last weekend an attempt by Hizbullah," Netanyahu's office quoted him as saying. "We shall continue to act aggressively against all threats."

Israeli air force jets shot down the unarmed drone over southern Israel's Negev desert after it entered the country's airspace from the Mediterranean Sea.

Comments 51
Thumb lebanon_first 18 October 2012, 20:17

If there is one human israeli in politics, it is Peres. Regarding his comment... he has a point... after all he is a nobel peace laureate...

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:33

Lom if this is the human "israeli", exactly how evil are the rest? This terrorist that you call human has bombed more children and civilians than the other terrorist netanyahu. Brainwashed fools, you think that because peres has hijacked the word peace it means he is the good one. Count the dead babies that were killed with his support.

Thumb shab 18 October 2012, 20:27

He is right, Our enemy is the enemy within

Thumb bigsami 18 October 2012, 22:11

Absolutely!

Thumb thepatriot 19 October 2012, 13:13

to want peace with israel is treason, and to allow Bashar el Assad to enter Lebanon, steal, perpetrate assasinations, and applause him is fine.... oh Lord... the stupidities we read here...

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:34

Shab,bigsami etc, you are your worst enemy due to how stupid you guys are.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:34

Shab,bigsami etc, you are your worst enemy due to how stupid you guys are.

Missing realist 18 October 2012, 20:33

nasralah has been in a bunker since 2006 despite the "divine" victory not to mention the 20,000 european plus lebanese army that were sent to protect israel's borders. Of course hizbustan is not an existential threat to israel and only idiots think it is and of course it is an existential threat to whatever remains of the fragile lebanese fabric. Winning a successful geurilla war to liberate your own land is one thing, attacking another country is totally different. Sometimes the enemy tells the truth as it is. Sadly it looks like it will take the destruction of lebanon for hizbustanis to figure out that they are living in the same arrogant buble that the zionists did when they thought they can conquer Nile to Furat. Hizbustanis need to get it through their heads that they can not conquer this land and need to coexist.

Missing hitech 18 October 2012, 20:34

Of course Hizbullah is a bigger danger to Lebanon than it is to Israel. This is stating the obvious and Nabih Berri was the first to say it in Wikileaks. Israel is living in peace since the 2006 war. But stability does not benefit Hizbullah so they keep pocking Israel. In any case we don't need Peres to lecture us, let him got to hell where he belongs and rot there.

Default-user-icon THETRUTH (Guest) 18 October 2012, 20:37

FUNNY,

This man makes a comment and you find an aggrement with him, but you classify him as your enemy,at least by words you do,but IF SHN gives a speech you cant find one good in it, masks on this forum are fallen off,the israleis are showing more and more.If you guys want to eliminate the Shia join forces with Israel and take them out, OH WAIT stop that cant work you already tried that.On to Plan B than,hope SHN stays the leader for HA and doesnt allow your pesky leaders to push him against the wall and hope his wisness and patience lasts,in case you forgot Israel waved the white flag after 33 days,and Beirut waved the white flag after 6 hours on May 8, STOPPP PUSSHING THEM TO WAR< I PROMISE YOU WILL NOT WIN.I wish we could pull back all the blogs from years ago,its the sameee talk,but HA is more powerful.. WAKE UP PEOPLE> or go fight them..Just for the love of Christ stop crying and whining and hoping Israel takes them out,be men and not cowards.

Default-user-icon Khallik Mkhaddar (Guest) 18 October 2012, 21:07

How caring! How humane! How sensitive! The man puts the benefit of Lebanon and of the Lebanese above his own and that of the chosen people! How can you not love or not respect such a man?

Thumb jabal10452 18 October 2012, 21:22

100% right Mr. Peres. Here's for a future of peace between our two countries. Enough blood has been shed. Our children deserve a better life.

Missing phillipo 18 October 2012, 21:41

Why is it that everyone here seems to agree on this point, but the Lebanese Government carries on in its own La-la Land, believing that it can live in peace with Hizballah and without peace with Israel.
I sincerely hope that this doesn't turn out to be a disasterous boomerang to the embattled Lebanese people.

Thumb lebanon_first 18 October 2012, 23:41

as long as it is peres speaking, we listen. But get that thug netanyahu or that worst thug lieberman to talk, then we will be all against.

Thumb joesikemrex 19 October 2012, 04:17

unfortunately our current government is hijacked by Hizbalkizb and its clown. Enough is enough! time for peace......We only care about living in peace and curing Lebanons cancers (Hizb and Palestinians)

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:23

Joex lebanons biggest cancer is the lebanese mentality.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:36

Philipo, that is because this site is infested with zionists pretending to be lebanese so dont get your hopes up.

Thumb bigsami 18 October 2012, 22:20

Tislam on those great words of wisdom jabal! Enough is enough! Between these regressed stone-aged extremists (on both sides), our children will only learn of bloodshed and hatred. My answer to all of this is put extremists (HA,IRAN,Israeli Kahanism) all on one isolated island and let them learn to get along!

Thumb joesikemrex 19 October 2012, 04:18

Helou! 100% agree

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:22

What two countries? Israel is not a country, its a temporary state!!

Thumb makhaleh 18 October 2012, 21:28

Guys we are a bigger threat to nasrallah and hizballah then they are to every1 else....we are lebanese and we never give up and back down till we get wat we want aslong as we stick together we can defeat any1 just like the fsa in syria no1 is helping them and 3amo bashar is flipping out everytime a tank or plane is destroyed

Missing gabby6 18 October 2012, 21:34

The cancer inside the body is always more deadly than outside. Syria, Iran, and Hizbcocaine have tumors planted in Lebanon. They are definitely the bigger danger.

Missing rimkiezel 18 October 2012, 23:34

Finally! An Israeli politician tells the truth...

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:38

Maronites are not christians, they are a sect based on collaborating with all the enemies of the east.

Thumb phoenician 18 October 2012, 23:58

God bless Lebanon and Israel.

Thumb joesikemrex 19 October 2012, 04:19

Amen

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:25

Lol, crazy maronites. No wonder your almost the size of 0 in lebanon today. You cant keep your filthy hands from collaborating with the zionazis and the price to pay for that is to become a minority. Enjoy.

Missing shark25 19 October 2012, 00:45

I dont like Hezb Iran ,but the only threat to Lebanon is Israel/Iran ,shame on you phoenician for posting such comment .

Missing gabby6 19 October 2012, 01:16

Shark......the threats to Lebanon occur in this order: Hizbcocaine, Syria, Iran.....and lastly Israel.

If you say Iran then you must also say Hizbcocaine and Syria. They are all linked. The Hizb is the deepest in Lebanon, as well as Syria.

Default-user-icon Somma Digomma (Guest) 19 October 2012, 04:16

Lastly Israel, huh aboul gab? Would you say Hizbocaine and Iran since 1948 or even before? What do you say, aboul gab? wlak to2bor emmak inshalla chou zakeh.

Default-user-icon kamal (Guest) 19 October 2012, 05:11

galiboun u should go back to see ur family doctor

Thumb phoenician 19 October 2012, 08:33

You see Holy Israel can be Lebanon's best ally if it wasnt for hizb,hamas,fatah scum who claim Jerusalem as theirs even tho islam is 2600years after islam and more than 600years after Christianity yet Jerusalem belongs to islam is beyond sanity,they even changed the Holy city's name to quds for crying out loud.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:27

Phoenician, keep dreaming and die in your hate for Muslims and Islam, the religion of christ. Jerusalem is a muslim city and will return a muslim city you maronite scum always trying to kiss the behind of those who hate you whether ashkenazi jews or the french. You will remain a dog.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:41

Islams first prophet is Adam (as), not Mohammad (saw). All prophets were muslim and preached Islam, but then pagans changed their true message and invented lies. The only diffirence between the proöhets were the type of sharia (law) but not about the essentials of faith and religion. Had you truly known christ then you would have known that. I bet you cheered when zionist jews destroy churches, you think it prooves their love for you. Ahbal.

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 16:09

Wow, thanks for the history lesson.
Here was I and probably billions around the world believing that Islam came into existance in 632AD, 2500 years after the start of Judaism and 600+ years after the start of Christianity.
Let us assume your wierd assumption that Adam was the first prophet of Islam, so why is someone who lived 3000 years after him revered instead of him?
Jerusalem - as it was in existance well before 632AD, how chronologically can it possibly be a Moslem city?
It is mentioned hundreds of times in the Old and New Testaments of the bible, but in the Koran, exactly NIL. Is this the way you treat a Moslem city?
Where exactly did you read that the Zionists destroy churches. From the latest information I have obtained from the Middle East, the only place where Christianity is thriving and not being persecuted is...............you gussed right.........Israel.

Thumb phoenician 19 October 2012, 08:33

After Judaism that is.

Missing moonsear 19 October 2012, 11:19

I love it how Israelis create dissension among Lebanese and we fall into it... Quite sad.

Missing moonsear 19 October 2012, 11:21

I agree on the first part of the comment....as for the second part it is anti-semitic we should refrain from such comments

Missing peace 19 October 2012, 11:46

he is just stating the obvious! even if he said the the sun rises east and people agreed with him, those hezbi lovers will treat them as sionists because they agree...just to point how shallow minded they are!

they should just look at the facts of what is happening in lebanon thanks to the would-be "resistance" only resisting the lebanese laws and constitution.....

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 11:53

From reading the comments here and in other reports on this site, I see that the dissention exists amongst Lenanese groups without any connection whatsoever with Israel. A good example of this is the long discussed(?) new voting system.
I know that there are a great number of Lebanese who would like nothing better than to live in peace and tranquillity with ALL its neighbours, but unfortunately I read so often of people whose sole aim in life, it seems from their writings, is to blame Israel for everything bad that is happening in your country.
As someone looking at it from the outside, I am surprised and quite often shocked at this attitude, which also causes conflict within the
country itself.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:30

Israel is a dying project and scum like you will burn with it.

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 16:12

If you can't write responses without personally insulting the other party, then you should keep your thoughts to yourself.
You are just pathetic with your nisults, but as the saying goes "Sticks and stones will break my bones, names will never harm me"

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 11:57

You don't have to love Israel to make positive comments about that country.
You also don't have to come out with rapid anti-semitic comments like the one you just made.
Perhaps in the same line of reasoning(?) as your first sentence, you Iran lover go and live there.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:29

Philipo, go hang yourself. Hell is waiting for zionists. The enemies of the prophet Issa and the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon them.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:29

Philipo, go hang yourself. Hell is waiting for zionists. The enemies of the prophet Issa and the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon them.

Missing shark25 19 October 2012, 13:10

Im not a shallow minded ,but if you guys forget for a moment what Israel has done to Lebanon than you are not Lebanese.It is very hrad to understand how Lebanese people on this site are defending Israel,for the record I`m not a Hezb Iran lover guys,shame shame on you ya Israeli lovers, as Karim always says long live Lebanon and to hell with Israel..

Default-user-icon seriouslyNow (Guest) 19 October 2012, 13:31

peres achieved a nobel prize, what has nasrallah achieved? may 7?

Missing marwan4lebanon 19 October 2012, 13:33

I agree with Pheonician Lebanon has no greater friend than israel. i also believe in santa clause & the tooth fairy. look around people & wake up HA may have its own agenda but it is the only one that made israel wet itself. lets use them & not the other way.

Missing souriya88 19 October 2012, 15:44

No let them go live in france or canada as israel wont be there for long. And these traitors sure as hell wont be welcomed in any part of the levant. They will live as outcasts in the west being stepped on by those they thouht were their christian brothers.

Missing phillipo 19 October 2012, 16:16

"Philipo, go hang yourself. Hell is waiting for zionists. The enemies of the prophet Issa and the Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon them."

What "intelligent" remarks. Aren't you ashamed of yourself?
Why is it that in your mind anyone who has a sinlge good word for Israel is automatically a zionist.
Where have you seen that Judaism, or Zionism, or even Israel is against the prophet Mohammed?

Default-user-icon LEB-4-EVER (Guest) 19 October 2012, 19:50

Hizbullah is the enemy! ABSOLUTELY, NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!!!!
Nasrallah is such a cowered that he cannot even walk down the street in the slums they call DAHIEH. The attack today in Ashrafieh is the making of Hisbullah. AOUN should be ashamed of backing up a terrorist organization, and SHAME on every Lebanese that follows him and the terrorists within.
Bottom line, Lebanese will NEVER LEARN to follow the interest of their country and not every son and daughter of thieves and murderers from previous wars.
It is time for the Lebanese to get up and fight for a change, and send to Syria what belongs to Syria, and IRAN what belong to Iran.
Be smart and work to sign a peace deal with your neighbor, it will advance the country, contrary to siding with Extremist and hostile countries still living in the 15th century...
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Wake up Lebanon before it's too late, and demand for a new generation of rulers NOT connected to any criminals that are drowning you in blood.