Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, in a televised speech Thursday warned that any future conflict with Israel could be waged inside of Israeli territory.
Israel “is scared and worried of any future confrontation…and knows that it could be inside the occupied Palestinian territories,” Nasrallah said, Reuters reported. “There will be no place that is out of reach of the rockets of the resistance or the boots of the resistance fighters,” he added.
Since Israel’s last conflict with Hezbollah in 2006, Israeli leaders have repeatedly warned of the terror group’s growing rocket and missile arsenal as well as the potential for Hezbollah fighters to cross into Israeli territory and attempt to occupy towns near the Israel-Lebanon border.
At the same time, Israel has repeatedly targeted advanced weapons transfers to Hezbollah in Syria amid the civil war there. Hezbollah has been actively involved in fighting in Syria to support its allies, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iran.
During a visit to Israel this week, U.S. Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said Hezbollah’s potential of opening a front against Israel in Syria is a “big threat” to the security of the Jewish state.
“The big threat to Israel,” said Dunford, “would be Lebanese Hezbollah having a presence in southern Syria, which would give Israel two fronts to deal with.”