Israeli PM Netanyahu threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strike
Israel's prime minister says it will deliver a "crushing" strike against Hezbollah if the Lebanese militant group attempts to attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reacting to comments made by Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah. Speaking to his Cabinet Sunday, Netanyahu criticized what he called Nasrallah's "arrogant" words. He says "if Hezbollah dares to do something stupid and attack Israel, we will strike it and Lebanon, a crushing military strike."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned of a "crushing" attack on Lebanon in response to any military action from Lebanese group Hezbollah.
In an interview with Hezbollah's Al-Manar television on Friday, group leader Hassan Nasrallah said key Israeli sites were in the range of Hezbollah's rockets.
"Over the weekend we heard Nasrallah's arrogant words about his attack plans," Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly government meeting.
"Let me be clear that if Hezbollah dares to commit an act of stupidity and attack Israel — we will deal a crushing military blow on Lebanon."
"Suffice it to say that for years Nasrallah dug terror tunnels, which we destroyed within days," he said, in reference to the destruction of what Israel says tunnels dug by Hezbollah along Israeli-Lebanese border.
Nasrallah spoke on the 13th anniversary of an Israeli war on Hezbollah in 2006, in which at least 1,200 people, mostly Lebanese civilians, were killed.