Secretary-General of the Lebanon-based Hezbollah Party, Hasan Nasrallah, stated during a televised interview with the Al-Mayadeen TV, on Wednesday August 14, 2013, that Hezbollah fighters were behind last weekâs attack against Israeli soldiers who violated Lebanese sovereignty.He said that the Islamic resistance was behind the operation in Labbouna area, more than a week ago, as Israeli soldiers violated Lebanese sovereignty, and crossed into Lebanese soil.
Nasrallah added that his fighters knew in advance that Israeli soldiers of the Golani Brigade will be passing through Labbouna, and planted explosives that were detonated as the soldiers passed through inflicting various injuries.
âIt wasnât just by chance, It was not a landmine that the army left in previous warsâ, he said, âOur fighters planned it, and successfully carried out their missionâ.
âTwo groups of Israeli soldiers invaded Labbouna, our fighters monitored them and detonated two charges targeting the invading troopsâ, Nasrallah added, âOur operation was defensive, and the Israeli enemy was surprised; armed clashes also took place between the invading soldiers and our fightersâ.
Hezbollah leader also said that his party will not tolerate Israeli violations, and added that the âthe feet that invade our land will be severedâ.
âWe will fight them whenever they violate our country, will be not tolerate their offensives and violationsâ, Nasrallah said, âThis is our land, we will never allow them to invade itâ.
He also slammed the stances of Lebanonâs president, Michael Suleiman, and his government, and said that they âhave week positions, instead of firm responses, whenever Israel violates Lebanese territoryâ.
The Hezbollah leader added that the UNIFIL (United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon) shed a blind eye to Israelâs ongoing violations.
âThe Israeli invasion to Labbouna was not the firstâ, Nasrallah added, âWe recently witnessed various Israeli violations that target the resistance, and the peopleâ.
Commenting on the Israeli war on Lebanon in July 2006, Nasrallah stated that his party was ready for an extended war that could have lasted for more than six months.
âIsrael did not expect us to have all of these capacities and military capabilities, including our advanced wireless communication systemsâ, he said, âOne of the reasons behind Israelâs defeat in this war is their lack of intelligence information, and obtaining wrong informationâ.
âWe were capable of shelling Tel Aviv during the war, but we did not do so because we wanted to protect Beirutâ, Nasrallah added, âWe have missiles that can strike Eilatâ.