Last week, Stand for Israel warned of the threat Hezbollah will pose to Israel in the wake of ISIS' impending defeat in the region. Now, Ynet News' Roi Kais reports that the Lebanese terror group has declared victory over the Islamic State, while also ramping up its rhetoric against the Jewish state:
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah broadcast a speech the Al-Manar television network on Monday, in which he declared the organization's victory in the war against ISIS along the Syrian border. During his speech, Nasrallah also managed to sneak in a zinger against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, saying that Netanyahu and senior Israeli officials "are the ones crying today about ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
"On May 25, 2000, we said we had removed the Zionist occupation. Today we are saying we have taken out the takfiri occupation (ISIS—ed)." Takfiri is a term used when one Muslim accuses another Muslim of abandoning their faith.
Nasrallah added: "Israel is an enterprise of occupation and hegemony, the United States is a hegemony enterprise, and ISIS and the terrorist organizations are the extermination enterprise of every Muslim, Christian, Yazidi and everywhere. ISIS was supposed to destroy our region, the army and our institutions, delivering it santized and cooked for the US and Israel."
Nasrallah added that as a result of ISIS's defeat, "Who is crying over ISIS in Syria and Iraq? Netanyahu and senior Israeli officials..."