BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah hailed the Syrian military’s response to the Israeli attack on Thursday, stating that this was a clear ‘message’ to Israel about attacking Syria’s sovereignty.
“For the first time, the occupation forces’ installations in the occupied Golan Heights were targeted with such an attack. Israel claims that only 20 missiles were fired and some of them were downed, but the truth is that 55 missiles, some of which of heavy-caliber, were fired at a number of military installations, creating huge explosions, which forced residents in the Golan Heights and some in northern Israel to seek refuge in bomb shelters in panic,” Sayyed Nasrallah highlighted.
In response to reports of 23 Syrians and Iranians killed by the Israeli attack, Sayyed Nasrallah denied these claims, calling these rumors nothing more than a disinformation campaign started by Gulf media outlets.
Sayyed Nasrallah stated that the Syrian media reports about four Syrians killed were more accurate.
The Hezbollah chief then touched on the message this Syrian response sent to the Israeli military, including how his forces are monitoring everything being said.
“This is only a partial response to Israel’s attacks on Syria. The message that the enemy received was resounding and we are following the Israeli media outlets. The message is that you are mistaken if you think that you can continue to kill and bomb as you please,” Nasrallah said.
“The other parties will respond at the appropriate time and place and with the appropriate method. You as an enemy can no longer continue to violate Syria’s sovereignty and attack it without facing a response or punishment. This landmark rocket attack has launched a new phase,” Nasrallah concluded.