Hot on the heels of the Palestinians saying they cannot negotiate peace with Israel, despite recent Israeli concessions, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Monday declared that the only way to get anything from Israel is through war.
Nasrallah also repeated claims that Israel continues to threaten Lebanon military for no reason, thus necessitating Hizballah's ongoing military build-up. Nasrallah said Hizballah will be significantly upgrading its ability to wage war in the coming months. The group is funded and supplied by Iran.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brought an end to the 2006 Second Lebanon War, mandates 10,000 UN peacekeepers on the ground in Lebanon to prevent Hizballah from rearming. But the force has done little to carry out its mandate since deploying three years ago.