Speaking to Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television and referring to a future war with Israel, Nasrallah stated: “There will be no ceiling, limits or red lines. We can strike any target we want inside occupied Palestine”.
Nasrallah warned that: “We have a complete list of targets of sensitive installations and research centres, sensitive targets”. The group’s chief stated that these included: “petrochemical plants, biological research institutes and nuclear reactors”.
In February, the Hezbollah leader issued explicit threats towards Israel, boasting that the Lebanese terror group could defeat the Jewish state in a future conflict by targeting the city of Haifa’s ammonia storage tanks, resulting in mass Israeli fatalities.
In a speech that was broadcast by the Lebanese Naharnet news site, Nasrallah said an attack on Haifa would result in casualties equivalent to those that would be caused by a nuclear attack. He stated: “This would be exactly as a nuclear bomb, and we can say that Lebanon today has a nuclear bomb, seeing as any rocket that might hit these tanks is capable of creating a nuclear bomb effect”.
The Hezbollah leader has made a number of similar statements threatening Israel in recent times. In January 2015, Nasrallah said that his organisation “have made all necessary preparations for a future war with Israel”, in an interview aired on Lebanese TV.
In November 2014, he stated that Hezbollah’s rockets are capable of striking “every inch” of Israel, and warned that Israel would “have to close down the Ben Gurion Airport and the Haifa port”.
Hezbollah forces are currently deeply engaged in supporting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, providing thousands of fighters over three and a half years, of which hundreds have reportedly been killed.