Jewish Journal

Hezbollah: We don’t want war with Israel but do not fear it

by Tom Perry and Laila Bassam, Reuters

19 hours ago

Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters during a rare public appearance at an Ashoura ceremony in Beirut's southern suburbs November 3, 2014. Photo credit, Khalil Hassan/Reuters

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one, and reserved the right to respond to Israeli attacks any time, anywhere.

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