After numerous Israeli media reports about imminent military attacks on Iran, Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the militant Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, announced that in case of such an attack on Iran, his organization will not hesitate to target Israel with rockets.
In a speech marking Quds Day and the end of Ramadan, delivered at annual rally in support of Palestinians, Nasrallah pointed out that their rockets are ready and targeted at Israel for such an eventuality, adding: “Hezbollah cannot destroy Israel but we can transform the lives of millions of Zionists in occupied Palestine into a real hell.” The black-turbaned Nasrallah added further: “We can change the face of Israel.”
He went on to warn Benjamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama that an attack on Iran would be “at the price of Israel’s existence.”
Earlier this week, Israeli President Shimon Peres said Israel cannot attack Iran in a unilateral move. Israeli media have reported, however, that this public statement has not sat well with Benjamin Netanyahu, who, according to some reports, has claimed that the president has superseded his authority.
A report by The Guardian claims some analysts believe Israel will attack Iran prior to the U.S. elections, and most recently, the head of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, Ephraim Halvey, was quoted as saying that if he were Iranian he “would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”
Iran authorities have responded to these statements saying Iran will react to any attack in kind.