Diplomats warn Lebanon against any revenge attack by Hezbollah over Kuntar’s killing

Share:
Hezbollah members carry the coffin of Lebanese Hezbollah militant leader Samir Kuntar during his funeral in Beirut's southern suburbs, Lebanon December 21, 2015.  REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Hezbollah members carry the coffin of Lebanese Hezbollah militant leader Samir Kuntar during his funeral in Beirut’s southern suburbs, Lebanon December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi

European diplomats are working  with Lebanese officials in an effort to prevent a revenge attack against Israel by Hezbollah following the killing of one of its top commanders in Damascus, Samir Kuntar, earlier this week, according to a report which appeared Saturday in the Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas.

“Hezbollah is likely to be more careful because it knows that Israel will respond directly to any incident by entering the Syrian and Lebanese fronts,” the European source was quoted as saying by the Kuwaiti newspaper.

In a speech on Monday, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel with revenge over Kuntar’s killing in an air strike in Syria on Saturday.

“Samir is one of us and a commander of our resistance and it is our right to retaliate for his assassination in the place, time and a way we see appropriate. We will exercise this right, God willing,” he said.

“We have no doubt or question that Israel is the one which assassinated Samir Kuntar, its planes fired precise missiles on an apartment [he was in],” Nasrallah said in a speech aired on the group’s al-Manar TV station.

A number of Syrians were also killed in the attack.

“We, in a firm and definite way, hold the Zionist enemy responsible for assassinating him,” Nasrallah said.

“Samir Kuntar’s blood will give the Palestinian youth more determination,” said Nasrallah, according to al-Manar’s website, referring to the ongoing terrorism in Israel.

Israel has warned Hezbollah against attempting any attacks on its soldiers or communities in the North following the Kuntar killing.

The  European official speculated that Iran may have ordered Hezbollah to stand down and refrain from responding given the delicate and complex geopolitical situation in the region.

The European report said that the general mobilization in Israel at the current phase is much more sensitive than it was before the July 2006 war, and that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government seems more willing to wade a major war against Lebanon, according to the daily.

Israel has welcomed news of Kuntar’s death without in any way acknowledging any Israeli responsibility for the air strike that killed him, allegedly with four missiles fired from Lake Tiberias in northern Israel.

 

Share:

Comments

17 responses to “Diplomats warn Lebanon against any revenge attack by Hezbollah over Kuntar’s killing”

  1. Ron Bockman Avatar
    Ron Bockman

    just a midget with a mustache

  2. 5thDrawer Avatar

    I assume most of that crowd is out of work and lives in that ‘vaunted space’ with the daily input from Syria.
    Lunches provided ….
    And no matter who claimed to have accomplished this, by some convoluted working of words, it will be the fault of all Israelis anyway. (Godly Thoughts, of course … Armageddon hasn’t arrived as expected.)

    1. Lunches? What happened to breakfast and dinner, not to mention some in-between snacks? 🙂

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Hard economic times … other out-folks don’t even get lunch.

  3. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Better tell ‘European Diplomats’ that ‘Lebanese Officials’ don’t have any sway in What Nastyrallah Does.
    Tell them to chat with El Supremo.

  4. The European official speculated that Iran may have ordered Hezbollah to stand down and refrain from responding given the delicate and complex geopolitical situation in the region.

    Like a dog Iran tells the boy in a dress what to do. Sit, fetch roll over.

    1. man-o-war Avatar

      Speculation: the forming of a theory or conjecture without firm evidence

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        (almost godly, that … ;-))

      2. What is not speculative, just like saying The Rebels are not supported by S Arabia.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Well, there they have to say which militias of 1000 tribes are supported by whom … to make any speculative guess on how many left their village for the first time ever to run rampant, in the excitement of such adventure, across the vast and great lands.

    2. Mostly the barking dog will continue to bark.

  5. man-o-war Avatar

    “because it knows that Israel will respond directly to any incident by entering the Syrian and Lebanese fronts”, I’m pretty sure Israel enters/entered the Syrian and Lebanese fronts on more than one occasion. It does so with impunity.

    1. “It does so with impunity.”
      But I thought the armed-to-the-teeth “Resistance” was there to punish them for their sins? If they can’t do that, then what the hell have they hijacked the Lebanese state for? 🙂

      1. man-o-war Avatar

        Maybe you thought wrong? Maybe this bogeyman doesn’t even exist? ; )

        1. Of course it doesn’t. The armed thugs who are holding a whole country hostage (with the connivance of its elites) are very real, though.

    2. They do enter with impunity into the war zone called Syria. Everyone else does too. Now when Hezb/Iran get too close to the boarder, Israel has a tenancy to blow them up before they set up camp. Iran has no reason to be on Israel boarder and threaten to destroy them, and not expect to get its General blown to pieces.

  6. Mehrdad Beiramzadeh Avatar
    Mehrdad Beiramzadeh

    The next Hisbollah caused war against Israel will lead to the total destruction of Lebanon while Nasrallah and his masters in tehran will be safe in their bunkers.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *