Hizbullah Threatens Attacks on Israeli Targets

[New York Times] Robert F. Worth and Nada Bakri - Accusing Israel of killing one of his top commanders, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hizbullah, threatened Thursday to intensify his group's conflict with Israel and to retaliate against Israeli targets anywhere in the world. Nasrallah, who has been in hiding since 2006, spoke to mourners via a televised image at the funeral of Imad Mughniyeh. "You crossed the borders," Nasrallah said. "Zionists, if you want an open war, let it be an open war anywhere." Iran's foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, spoke at the funeral, reading a letter from President Ahmadinejad. "These are operations that will shorten their corrupt and filthy life," Mottaki said, quoting the letter, which was referring to the Israelis. "Their smiles will not last long. The free people and the Lebanese people have lost one hero, but there are a million more Hajj Rudwans [Mughniyehs] ready to join the ranks of the resistance."

2008-02-15 01:00:00

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