Israel threatens to bomb Lebanon into 'stone age' if Hezbollah starts war


Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant has threatened to bomb Hezbollah and Lebanon "into the stone age," if the Lebanese, Iran-backed group "makes a mistake" and "starts a war against Israel."

During a visit to the Israeli army’s northern command, he said: “I hear our enemies boasting about weapons they are developing. For any such development, we have an even better response -- by air, by sea and on land and through other means of attack and defense."

Gallant was visiting north Israel within the framework of the two-week-long “Firm Hand” military exercise. During the visit, Gallant held a situation assessment together with senior army officials.

Gallant reassured the Israelis that his visit and updates from the drill confirmed "that our troops are excellent.”

"We will know how to defend the citizens of Israel and how to strike our enemies with a decisive blow, heaven forbid, they initiate a war with us," he stated.

Commenting on recent Israeli threats, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah had said that “the Israelis must retract their threats and give up their arrogance.”

“Any mistake might blow up the entire region,” he warned.

“I tell the enemy's premier, war minister and army chief to be careful and not to make wrong calculations,” Nasrallah added, noting that Israel resorted to escalating its rhetoric after the failure of its latest military campaign in Gaza.

“You are not the ones to threaten a grand war; we are the ones who rather threaten you with it,” Nasrallah went on to say.

“A grand war would involve hundreds of thousands of fighters,” he added, in a warning to Israel.

Comments 4
Missing HellAndWaite 07 June 2023, 14:32

Call me stupid, but how does Nasrallah as blowhard help Lebanese at home and Lebanon more generally? ... Past time for him to go.

Thumb gebran_sons 07 June 2023, 14:49

Hizbollah and Netanyahu Cabinet are two sides of the same coin. Same message of hate, war, threats and destruction. They need each other to survive and control their sheep with fake slogans and illusionary victories. A match made in hell! Netanyahu would never been elected if it wasn’t for Hizbollah's Iranian rockets. On the other hand, Israel would never be as secured without Hizbollah protecting its northern borders and its oil fields. Any other discussion is just a fluff and a distraction.

Thumb chrisrushlau 07 June 2023, 23:22

Hezbullah is the only force in the middle east to stand up successfully to Israel.

Thumb 07 June 2023, 21:57

The Zionist entity and the Iranian militia are two sides of the same coin. They rely on each other to define their own existence and shape the overall context in which they operate. Without one side, the other loses its significance and loses its meaning #كلن_يعني_كلن