Report: Hizbullah Says 'We are Not War Fanatics' but 'Ready' to Defend Lebanon

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Hizbullah has reportedly assured that the party is not “a war fanatic” but at the same time reiterated readiness to "defend" Lebanon against any future Israeli aggression, al-Joumhouria daily reported Wednesday.

Replying to Gadi Eisenkot, Israeli chief of staff's statements about Hizbullah, unnamed party sources told the daily: “We can not rest assured next to an enemy. But, we believe the statements were mere threats and there are no real chances of war between Lebanon and Israel, or between the enemy and countries of axis of the resistance. But it seems the Israelis have lost their minds in the light of the great victories achieved by the axis of resistance in Syria.”

“Israeli threats against Lebanon are not new,” reminded the sources, “but it seems that Eisenkot and Israeli officials have been empowered by their relations with Saudi Arabia that became public now. Anyway, Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has replied to these threats and stressed that the party is not a war fanatic, but will always be ready to defend Lebanon.”

The source added that Hizbullah plans to wage any future battle with Israel as “an axis,” saying “Eisenkot and others know well that a choice of war is not a picnic. The next time we fight, we will fight as an axis, we will not fight alone.”

Israeli chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot said in statements late in March that Israel “still has a lot of work to do to slow down Hizbullah's progress,” adding that “Hizbullah is incapable of attacking a specific target within Israel. It cannot arm an airplane or shoot a missile that will hit a specific target inside Israel. We, on the other hand, have tens of thousands of opportunities to harm them.”

Comments 7
Thumb gebran_sons 04 April 2018, 16:41

The only certainty about Hizbollah, a radical organization created, funded, armed, and indoctrinated by the criminal regimes of Iran and Assad, is that it costed our economy hundred of $billions in zero economic growth and exodus of investments and good paying multinational jobs that always preferred Beirut (education, sophistication, weather, freedom) for their regional headquarter due to Hizb radicalism, political instability and hatred to the West. Since 2005, Lebanon would have regained its Switzerland and Paris of the Middle East status if it wasn't for Hizb and its useful idiots that allowed the raping of Lebanon for personal benefits.

Thumb gebran_sons 04 April 2018, 20:07

Peace treaties are by definition between enemies not friends. Egypt and Jordan have signed a peace treaty with Israel. The truth Hizbollah tries to hide is that a Lebanon-Israel peace treaty based on resolution of Palestinian refugees and full reparation of damages caused by Israel that must be reinvested in deprived area and infrastructure will primarily benefit the Shia community and towns. A Peace treaty will make primarily South Lebanon lands extremely valuable and the preferred location of future joint startups as there is good technical, capital, professional, innovative, labor and entrepreneurial synergy between Lebanon and Israel to combine talents for an unprecedented economic boost and world reach. But of course Lebanon’s win will be Iran/Hizbollah’s loss as they need the Great Satan to keep scaring their people, oppressing freedom, and diverting attention of their misery.

Thumb gebran_sons 04 April 2018, 20:08

Regarding refugees, Israel/World can compensate the excellent Lebanese school system to educate Palestinian kids and inculcate democracy, human values, and tolerance into their mind so Gulf countries such as Bahrain (who need to increase its Sunni population) can offer them citizenship and benefit from their education and world-wide diaspora connections. It is a win-win proposal. Germany and France fought each other for thousand years causing incomparable level of destruction and death but found nirvana and mutually beneficial friendship when they both joined the EU and became their respective best trading partner. It is time to plan for a bright future for our region by having a Middle Eastern Political and Economic Community (MEPEC) similar to EU that includes both Iran and Israel so we can usher the Golden Age of the Middle East.

Thumb rolfmao. 04 April 2018, 22:42

Hizbullah Says 'We are not war fanatics, we are your basic run of the mill regular everyday dime store dyed in the wool fanatics. When we went to Bosnia&Herzegovina it was not because there was a war there but because we were part of a Saint Vincent de Hussein humanitarian mission'

Thumb shab 04 April 2018, 22:47

Not fanatic, but definitely a filthy murdering militia

Thumb enterprise 05 April 2018, 16:45

fanatic filthy murdering militia

Thumb chrisrushlau 06 April 2018, 18:43

Why is Hezbullah the only effective fighting force in Lebanon? Because it draws its strength from people power. Not foreign "aid".