Nasrallah reminds Israel of Hezbollah’s power
( Middle East ) - Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah boasted Sunday that the Shiite movement has the military capacity to strike any area of Israel, in an interview aired by Al-Jazeera television channel.
"Tel Aviv or other than Tel Aviv. Every corner and every spot in occupied Palestine was certainly within the reach" of Hezbollah rockets during last summer's war with Israel, he said.
"And even now, it can certainly be reached," he added, in a short excerpt of the interview to be broadcast in its entirety on Monday by the Doha-based new channel.
Hezbollah fired some 4,000 rockets into the Israel during the Jewish state's devastating 34-day offensive last summer.
Israel claimed the wide scale attack, which included targeting civilian infrastructure, was sparked by Hezbollah's capture of two Israeli soldiers.
Hezbollah said that the aim of its operation was to free Lebanese prisoners held illegally in Israeli prisons, and to liberate the rest of Lebanese land from Israeli occupation.
The Shiite group's missiles managed to reach Israel's third largest city of Haifa.
The conflict led to the reinforcement of the United Nations Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and the deployment of the Lebanese army in the border zone.
The war killed more than 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, and more than 160 in Israel, mostly soldiers, and shattered much of Lebanon's infrastructure.