Jerusalem, May 13 – Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based terrorist organization is capable of launching rockets strikes that could hit anywhere in Israel, the movement’s leader Hassan Nasrallah said over the weekend.
“We are capable of not only hitting specific targets in Tel Aviv but also any place in occupied Palestine,” Nasrallah told supporters.
He went on to call for Israel’s destruction.
“We’re to remain, occupier to be wiped,” he recited.
Funded and trained by Iran, Hezbollah has at least 40,000 rockets and missiles pointed towards Israel, according toIsraeli estimates.
This stockpile of weapons is in contravention of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which stipulates that only the Lebanese government and its forces may bear arms.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has repeatedly called on Lebanon to prevent the transfer of weapons to Hezbollah via the country’s porous border with Syria.
Hezbollah’s terrorism and financial operations are not restricted to the Middle East. The organization has hundreds of operatives in the United States with thousands of donors, according to the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security.
Additionally the group is active in South America and Africa. “Hezbollah uses West Africa as a transit point for funneling money, arms, and drugs to far-reaching corners of the globe,” said Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Ron Prosor during a recent debate in the UNSC.