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Nasrallah: Israeli home-front not prepared for war

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has denied reports that the Lebanese Shi’ite terrorist organization is planning for war with Israel this summer, saying that the IDF would not start a military conflict with the group because the Israeli home-front is not prepared.

“What was published in the newspapers about a war with Israel was mistaken and badly timed,” he said, referring to reports by the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai that he told Hezbollah commanders to expect to go to war with Israel this summer, a war in which he expected to be killed.

“I personally eliminate any possibility for a Zionist war on Lebanon.”

According to Hezbollah’s al-Manar website, Nasrallah stressed that the leader of the Shi’ite terrorist group hopes to “participate in liberating occupied Palestine and pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque” in Jerusalem.

“Although the resistance always prepares for the worst possibilities, I personally tend to rule out the possibility of witnessing an Israeli war on Lebanon because the enemy’s home front is not ready for that,” he said Monday during a ceremony marking the anniversary of the founding of Hezbollah’s youth movement.

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