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Hezbollah threatens Israelis �anytime, anywhere�

Breitbart (Link) - AFP (February 16, 2011)

Hezbollah�s chief on Wednesday urged his Shiite fighters to stand ready to take Galilee in any future Lebanon-Israel war and threatened Israelis �anytime, anywhere� to avenge a top operative�s killing.

�I say to the fighters of the Islamic Resistance: Be ready. If a new war is imposed on Lebanon we may ask you to take Galilee, to free Galilee,� Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech to mark his Shiite party�s martyrs� day.

He vowed that the death of Imad Mughnieh, killed in a February 2008 car bombing in Damascus that Iranian-backed Hezbollah has blamed on Israel, would not be forgotten or go unpunished.

�I do not want to go into details. Suffice to say that our decision remains the same and will be executed, God willing, at the right time,� he said to thunderous applause from hundreds of his supporters gathered in a stadium.

�To the Zionist generals, I say: Anywhere you go in the world, at any time, watch out, for the blood of Imad Mughnieh will not go to waste.�

A month-long war between the Shiite militant group and Israel in 2006 destroyed much of Lebanon�s infrastructure and killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers.

Nasrallah�s comments came a day after Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak warned that his army may have to re-enter Lebanon to ensure Hezbollah �remembers� the 2006 war.

�Even though it�s quiet and deterrence exists -- Hezbollah remembers the heavy beating they suffered from us in 2006 -- but it is not forever, and you may be called to enter again,� Barak said during a tour of the border region. �

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