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Battered in Syria, Hezbollah Threatens Israel

Graffiti of terror organization Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah (Photo: wikicommons/thierry ehrmann)

The Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah is in rough shape. Having lost much favor among the people of Lebanon and lost many of its terrorist fighters in the Syrian war, The Times of Israel's Avi Issacharoff reports that Hezbollah's leader Hassan Nasrallah has now returned to what he does best - threatening Israel:

Nasrallah delivered his combative speech on the anniversary of his predecessor Abbas Musawi’s 1992 assassination in an Israeli helicopter strike on his convoy. After Musawi’s death Nasrallah, then only 33 years old, was appointed Hezbollah’s new secretary general. He quickly put his rhetorical abilities to use, especially when it came to Israel...

In recent months, Nasrallah has spoken obsessively, on an almost weekly basis, focusing on the Syrian issue and the situation in Lebanon. He did not completely ignore Israel, but Hezbollah’s tried and true enemy from the south remained on the sidelines. On Tuesday, however, it seemed Nasrallah’s media advisers had convinced him to reprise his verbal onslaughts against Israel, as he invoked an old-new threat to bomb Haifa’s ammonia tanks.

“Lebanon’s nuclear bomb,” he called such an attack in his speech...

Hezbollah has already lost as many as 1,500 fighters in Syria, and criticism of the group in Lebanon echos loudly. More than 5,000 of Nasrallah’s men have been wounded in battle, and we can assume that many more will be injured in the coming months.

But what can be better, to blot out the troubles at home, than a little fiery rhetoric against Israel now that Hezbollah finally has a “nuclear bomb”?

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