Hizballah threatens to sink Israel-bound ships

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

In a threat reminiscent of Germany's unrestricted submarine warfare during the two world wars, Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday threatened to sink any ships entering Israeli waters in the event of another war with the Jewish state.

Speaking to to supporters marking the perceived "victory" over Israel in 2000 when Israeli forces withdrew from their southern Lebanon security zone, Nasrallah said that if war broke out and Israel again imposed a naval blockade on Lebanon, Hizballah missiles would target Israeli and non-Israeli ships in the area.

The Israeli navy patrolled the Lebanese coast during the 2006 Second Lebanon War to prevent additional illicit arms from reaching the terror group. But Nasrallah characterized it as an attempt to choke Lebanon into submission, and said that next time around he would respond by convincing people to stay away from Israel by killing anyone who got close to its shores.

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