Hezbollah threatens to displace millions of Israelis

2015-06-05 23:00
Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivering a televised speech from an undisclosed location in Lebanon. (AFP/MANAR TV)

Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivering a televised speech from an undisclosed location in Lebanon. (AFP/MANAR TV)

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Beirut - The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says "millions" of Israelis will be displaced in case of a new conflict between the Shi'ite group and the Jewish state.

Friday's remarks by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, during a rally in southern Beirut, were in response to a comment from Israel that a future war could displace more than a million Lebanese.

Jerusalem Post on Thursday quoted an unnamed Israeli military official as saying that if given no choice, Israel would "evacuate 1 million, 1.5 million residents in Lebanon, and act."

Nasrallah says Hezbollah "will displace millions of Israelis if a war is imposed on Lebanon."

Israel and Hezbollah fought a month long war in 2006 that killed 1 200 Lebanese, including hundreds of civilians, and 160 Israelis and caused heavy damage to Lebanon's infrastructure.

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