The Hezbollah terrorist organization threatened that it would target Americans during a statement by its leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The Lebanon-based group has launched a number of probing attacks into Israel since the start of the most recent conflict in the Middle East on Oct. 7.
Nasrallah made the statement during a Friday statement in which he praised the Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel, which killed about 1,400 people.
“The US must be held accountable and pay the price for the crimes perpetrated by Israel in Gaza, hence resistance movements have attacked and will continue to attack American forces in Iraq and Syria,” he said.
The Hezbollah leader said that Israel “has revealed itself to be a weak state, as fragile as a spider web, and it needs American and Western support.”
He argued that this was proven by the United States sending an aircraft carrier to the region and cited President Joe Biden’s recent visit to Israel.
Nasrallah claimed that the Hamas attack was carried out without his organization’s knowledge, despite recent media reporting that Hezbollah and Hamas leaders met with Iranian officials in Lebanon to greenlight the atrocity. Iran has also claimed that it did not have knowledge of Hamas’ actions prior to Oct. 7.
Hassan Nasrallah states that the Hamas Surprise Attack against Southern Israel on October 7th was 100% Palestinian and was a “Good Shock” to the Axis of Resistance including Hezbollah and Iran who he claims had No Clue about the Operation.
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The statement echoes the past between the United States and the Shia militant group. The organization carried out a truck bombing against peacekeepers in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983, killing 241 Americans.
Nasrallah’s comments also come as Iran-liked militias have launched more than two dozen attacks on American forces across the region. Rocket and drone attacks on targets in Syria and Iraq have caused a number of injuries.
The United States has launched several retaliatory airstrikes in response to the attacks.
Furthermore, the Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched a number of attacks against Israel using missiles. The United States has shot down a number of the attacking craft in transit.
The Hezbollah leader’s statements come as the war in Gaza continues, with Israeli forces surrounding much of Gaza City in the territory’s north. Hamas still holds an estimated 241 hostages, according to Israeli officials.