Hezbollah chief: We Bombed Israelis Soldiers

nasrallah 081413The leader of Hezbollah said Wednesday that militants from his group were behind last week’s bombing that wounded four Israeli soldiers, threatening to attack any other Israeli forces that cross the border into Lebanon.

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said in a live interview with Lebanese television station Al-Mayadeen that two remote-control bombs detonated inside Lebanon when the Israeli force crossed the border. He said Hezbollah members knew in advance the Israelis were coming and planted the bombs to target them.

The Lebanese army said the soldiers were 400 meters (yards) inside Lebanon when the explosion struck. Israel appeared to dispute that, saying its soldiers were wounded while carrying out routine patrols along the border with Lebanon.

It was not immediately clear why Israeli soldiers would have been on Lebanese soil – a rare occurrence since Israel withdrew its troops from the country in 2000, ending an 18-year military occupation there. Hezbollah led a guerrilla war against Israel until its troops withdrew.

Israel fought a war against Lebanon’s Hezbollah in 2006, which broke out after the Iranian-backed militant group’s guerrillas crossed into Israel and captured two Israeli soldiers. The ensuing monthlong conflict killed about 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis.

The last serious clashes along the frontier took place in 2010 when Lebanese and Israeli troops exchanged fire across the border, killing at least three people.

Nasrallah’s interview was to mark the end of the 2006 war. The group is scheduled to hold a large rally in south Lebanon near the border with Israel on Friday, during which Nasrallah is scheduled to give a speech.

“The feet that will enter our land and we know about it will be cut. … This is our right,” Nasrallah said. “We will not forgive any ground violation of our land.”

Nasrallah’s comments also came hours after caretaker Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour filed complaint to the U.N. Security Council regarding the Israeli troop movement, calling it “a flagrant violation of Lebanese sovereignty.”

Some officials have said that Hezbollah’s involvement in Syria’s civil war will affect its ability in facing Israel. Hezbollah fighters have been fighting along Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces against rebels trying to remove him from power.

Huffington Post

  • 5thDrawer

    HEZZYBOLLAH LAND !! Where they feel free to ‘cut’ anyone’s feet … Israeli, Lebanese, Turkish ….
    Emboldened by the scent of war (and in the mood) Nastyrallah makes more known of what they do and how they think. Some day, he may admit the 2005 Hariri incident too.

    By the way, meters is not yards … that’s 37 yards different …

  • 5thDrawer

    HEZZYBOLLAH LAND !! Where they feel free to ‘cut’ anyone’s feet … Israeli, Lebanese, Turkish ….
    Emboldened by war (and in the mood) Nastyrallah makes more known of what they do and how they think. Some day, he may admit the 2005 Hariri incident too.

  • The real lebanese

    Mmmhmmm. Why wait a whole week Hassan? Make sure no other Islamist groups did it?

    This is just HA propoganda to increase its decreasing support.

    • cook

      The Israelis probably stepped on their own unexploded cluster bomb

      • The real lebanese

        Exactly.

  • The real lebanese

    Mmmhmmm. Why wait a whole week Hassan? Make sure no other Islamist groups did it?

    This is just HA propoganda to increase its decreasing support.

    • cook2half

      The Israelis probably stepped on their own unexploded cluster bomb

      • The real lebanese

        Exactly.

  • dateam

    The real question we as lebanese should be asking is what the unifl was doing? After all isnt their role to stop this? If it was the other way around everyone would be up in arms.

    • The real lebanese

      UNIFIL is a joke. I think we all know this. They are more of an investigation team than anything

      • dateam

        The only good thing about them is at least the people can sell 15000 manaiche everyday and 15000 bottles of 7 up to go with it….

        • 5thDrawer

          Exactly dateam … Cyprus was the same …. every time it had been quiet for a while, and the UN thought they could pull out, the Greeks and Turks had a little shoot-up …. so the UN stayed … and the local economies do well. UN folks actually get paid, after all, spend money where they are, and can have their own family visit for holiday if it’s quiet enough. UNIFIL is the best group of tourists. :-))
          AND the UN mandates that UN folks do not shoot … only observe to report back.
          They are called ‘Peacekeepers’ and trained for that role, after all. Being ‘nice’.
          Thus the book ‘Shake Hands With The Devil’. The concept of ‘peace’ can make them go mad when observing insane atrocities no-one agrees to have stopped.

  • dateam

    The real question we as lebanese should be asking is what the unifl was doing? After all isnt their role to stop this? If it was the other way around everyone would be up in arms.

    • The real lebanese

      UNIFIL is a joke. I think we all know this. They are more of an investigation team than anything

      • dateam

        The only good thing about them is at least the people can sell 15000 manaiche everyday and 15000 bottles of 7 up to go with it….

        • 5thDrawer

          Exactly dateam … Cyprus was the same …. every time it had been quiet for a while, and the UN thought they could pull out, the Greeks and Turks had a little shoot-up …. so the UN stayed … and the local economies do well. UN folks actually get paid, after all, spend money where they are, and can have their own family visit for holiday if it’s quiet enough. UNIFIL is the best group of tourists. :-))
          AND the UN mandates that UN folks do not shoot … only observe to report back.
          They are called ‘Peacekeepers’ and trained for that role, after all. Being ‘nice’.
          Thus the book ‘Shake Hands With The Devil’. It can make them go mad when observing insane atrocities no-one agrees to have stopped.

  • dateam

    This is all i could find out about this…..Near midnight on Tuesday, August 6, an Israeli commando unit began to move from the Palestinian side toward Lebanon’s northern frontier. The unit deployed to several points along the fence before starting to cross into Lebanon nearly 20 minutes later.

    The unit followed a path that is in the line of sight of both Labbouna and Jall al-Alam, the two largest Israeli outposts in the western area near the southern Lebanese village of Alma al-Shaab. In the area, there is a narrow footpath that Israeli soldiers have been caught using before, carrying out activities of a security nature.

    To cross further into Lebanese territory, the Israeli soldiers had almost no choice but to take a road that bypasses the UNIFIL outpost, while also allowing them to go undetected by the Lebanese army post nearby. This road is nearly 1 km. The soldiers took a few minutes to cross it, moving toward another area containing what resembles a ditch, which the soldiers crossed before arriving at slightly higher ground.

    At 40 minutes past midnight, an explosive device containing four smaller devices filled with ball bearings exploded. Exactly 20 seconds later, a similar device was detonated. The two explosions had a blast radius of about 15 meters, enough to hit everything and everyone that moved within the blast zone.

    The well-trained Israeli soldiers, as they appeared to be, had been deployed in formations that seemed to anticipate an ambush. They kept a certain distance from one another, while some took cover behind the hills of the same ditch mentioned earlier, and others moved to higher ground. Nevertheless, the intruding unit was dispersed in a matter of minutes.

    A firefight ensued, but news of it was suppressed until yesterday evening. A rescue force intervened soon after, along with soldiers from the Labbouna and Jall al-Alam outposts, firing flares in the sky, while moving to evacuate the casualties.

    Although the Israeli army needed quite some time to complete the evacuation, it is clear that the Israeli army was also keen to remove, as much as possible, all traces of events. However, the injuries of the soldiers and fear of new attacks, forced the Israelis to withdraw quickly, leaving traces of blood behind. After about four and a half hours, the site of the confrontation was completely deserted.

    Meanwhile, and unsurprisingly, UNIFIL stood idly by, doing nothing to investigate the incident. According to a senior officer in the UN peacekeeping force, his soldiers made quick contacts with the Israeli side, which claimed that nothing significant had taken place, and that the two explosions were probably caused by fireworks.

    When the Lebanese army detachment in the area received orders to go to the location of the incident, the UNIFIL soldiers tried to go with them. But the Lebanese army asked them to stand by, before asking them later to join the Lebanese soldiers at the site.

    At any rate, no one was going to find anything there. Lebanese and international soldiers examined the scene of the confrontation, and all they saw were traces of ball bearings in the trees, and a blood trail marking the Israeli line of withdrawal. The distance by which the Israelis breached the border was determined by measuring the distance between the farthest blood spatter and the Blue Line, and was found to be around 400 meters into Lebanese territory.

    • 5thDrawer

      GOOD REPORTING dateam …. :-)) Hard to get facts, in the ‘Land of Secrets’. 😉

  • dateam

    This is all i could find out about this…..Near midnight on Tuesday, August 6, an Israeli commando unit began to move from the Palestinian side toward Lebanon’s northern frontier. The unit deployed to several points along the fence before starting to cross into Lebanon nearly 20 minutes later.

    The unit followed a path that is in the line of sight of both Labbouna and Jall al-Alam, the two largest Israeli outposts in the western area near the southern Lebanese village of Alma al-Shaab. In the area, there is a narrow footpath that Israeli soldiers have been caught using before, carrying out activities of a security nature.

    To cross further into Lebanese territory, the Israeli soldiers had almost no choice but to take a road that bypasses the UNIFIL outpost, while also allowing them to go undetected by the Lebanese army post nearby. This road is nearly 1 km. The soldiers took a few minutes to cross it, moving toward another area containing what resembles a ditch, which the soldiers crossed before arriving at slightly higher ground.

    At 40 minutes past midnight, an explosive device containing four smaller devices filled with ball bearings exploded. Exactly 20 seconds later, a similar device was detonated. The two explosions had a blast radius of about 15 meters, enough to hit everything and everyone that moved within the blast zone.

    The well-trained Israeli soldiers, as they appeared to be, had been deployed in formations that seemed to anticipate an ambush. They kept a certain distance from one another, while some took cover behind the hills of the same ditch mentioned earlier, and others moved to higher ground. Nevertheless, the intruding unit was dispersed in a matter of minutes.

    A firefight ensued, but news of it was suppressed until yesterday evening. A rescue force intervened soon after, along with soldiers from the Labbouna and Jall al-Alam outposts, firing flares in the sky, while moving to evacuate the casualties.

    Although the Israeli army needed quite some time to complete the evacuation, it is clear that the Israeli army was also keen to remove, as much as possible, all traces of events. However, the injuries of the soldiers and fear of new attacks, forced the Israelis to withdraw quickly, leaving traces of blood behind. After about four and a half hours, the site of the confrontation was completely deserted.

    Meanwhile, and unsurprisingly, UNIFIL stood idly by, doing nothing to investigate the incident. According to a senior officer in the UN peacekeeping force, his soldiers made quick contacts with the Israeli side, which claimed that nothing significant had taken place, and that the two explosions were probably caused by fireworks.

    When the Lebanese army detachment in the area received orders to go to the location of the incident, the UNIFIL soldiers tried to go with them. But the Lebanese army asked them to stand by, before asking them later to join the Lebanese soldiers at the site.

    At any rate, no one was going to find anything there. Lebanese and international soldiers examined the scene of the confrontation, and all they saw were traces of ball bearings in the trees, and a blood trail marking the Israeli line of withdrawal. The distance by which the Israelis breached the border was determined by measuring the distance between the farthest blood spatter and the Blue Line, and was found to be around 400 meters into Lebanese territory.

    • 5thDrawer

      GOOD REPORTING dateam …. :-)) Hard to get facts, in the ‘Land of Secrets’. 😉

  • Jimmy Finn

    I pray you burn in hell you shiite shaytan, you brought nothing but trouble and chaos to Lebanon , you and your so called Hezbollah shaytan party, how we lebanese can accept to stay hostages to an Iranian stooge Mullah like this guy, keep hiding in you shit rat hole and never try to come out, you and your party are nothing but cancer to Lebanon and God willing you will be eliminated sooner than later, take that as promise

  • Jimmy Finn

    I pray you burn in hell you shiite shaytan, you brought nothing but trouble and chaos to Lebanon , you and your so called Hezbollah shaytan party, how we lebanese can accept to stay hostages to an Iranian stooge Mullah like this guy, keep hiding in you shit rat hole and never try to come out, you and your party are nothing but cancer to Lebanon and God willing you will be eliminated sooner than later, take that as promise