Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has said that Hizbullah “has never been as strong as it is today.”
Nasrallah stated, in an interview with al-Manar TV, that “if Israel starts a war on Lebanon, then it will see all our strength.”
The Israeli military had failed last week to intercept a drone that crossed its northern border. Hizbullah claimed responsibility and minutes later, two Israeli warplanes overflew Beirut and its suburbs at a very low altitude in a mock raid.
“Israel is a temporary entity,” Nasrallah said. “It will cease to exist,” he added.
Nasrallah stressed that “if you remain silent and surrender your weapons, you tell your opponent that you are crushed, humiliated and weak.”
“The enemy will not pity you, it will humiliate you even more,” Nasrallah added.
“Let them give us one example of peoples who resisted, surrendered their weapons, and kept their dignity,” Nasrallah said.
Foreign Minister Abdallah Bou Habib had headed to Kuwait last month to deliver Lebanon’s answers to a paper of demands that had been delivered to Lebanon by the Kuwaiti Foreign Minister.
Sheikh Ahmed al-Nasser said it was “a Kuwaiti, Gulf, Arab and international message” containing measures and ideas to build confidence again with Lebanon.
The measures included Lebanon’s commitment to U.N. resolutions related to Hizbullah’s disarmament.
Bou Habib made it clear, ahead of his departure to Kuwait, that Lebanon will not disarm Hizbullah.