Hezbollah gathering donations to combat US-Israeli waged economic war; Nasrallah: Zion-US efforts also against Iran and Syria; Netanyahu to meet with Graham for Golan Heights tour on Monday.
Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah called on supporters to donate to the terrorist organization amidst the US-Israeli waged “economic war”.
In a televised address this weekend, Nasrallah warned Israel that in the “upcoming days it will witness the resistance victory in this financial war,” centering his speech on the United States and Israel’s efforts against Hezbollah, Syria and Iran.
Nasrallah called on supporters of the terror organization to fund its 30-year main benefactor, the Islamic Resistance Support Association. He claimed Friday, “Hezbollah is in an economic war. They are placing us on the terror list and taking punitive measures against us,” in reference to the UK’s recent following of the United States in officially outlawing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. He added, “but we are strong and we will break anyone who threatens our sovereignty. We are proud and determined to defend our peoples and nations [in the region].”
The terrorist claimed that the US-Israeli efforts are not just directed at Hezbollah, “but also against Iran and Syria. What the United States, Israel and their allies have not achieved in battle they are attempting to achieve through economic war.”
Specifically attacking Israel, the Hezbollah leader claimed the United States’ deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) to Israel last week is due to Israel’s doubt in its defense systems. He alleged, “They are afraid and that is why they have set up US-made defense systems… The Israeli army is afraid of war against us and they know why. We will break them on the battlefield. No advanced missile defense systems will help.”
The US European Command (EUCOM) last week for the first time deployed the world’s most advanced air and missile defense system in Israel to take part in a military drill with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) over the month of March. Prime Minister Netanyahu visited US and IDF troops last week, stating on THAAD’s deployment, “I think this is a testament to the strength of the alliance between Israel and the United States. The coalition for a common defense that is expressed not merely in intentions but in actual forces on the ground… We’re very, very happy with the cooperation and with the American commitment often expressed by President Trump to Israel’s security.”
Hezbollah has taken several blows from Israel- from strikes thwarting missile deliveries from Syria, to growing global condemnation of the terror organization and most recently Operation Northern Shield. The IDF completed Operation Northern Shield in January exposing and neutralizing Hezbollah’s extended cross-border tunnel network. Six tunnels were destroyed or closed, all of them violations of international law, specifically United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701.
Prime Minister Netanyahu will meet with US Senator Lindsey Graham in Jerusalem on Monday. He will accompany the senator to the Golan Heights, where he will show the “continuation of our efforts to have the US, together with other countries, recognize Israeli sovereignty, and the Israeli possession, on the Golan Heights.”
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