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Israeli regime's termination only a matter of time: Nasrallah

Frame grab from a February 24, 2022 interview by Lebanon’s al-Manar television network with Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, secretary-general of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah

The secretary-general of the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah calls the Israeli regime a “temporary regime,” whose termination is only a matter of time.

“The Zionist regime [of Israel] is moribund,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Wednesday during an interview with Lebanon’s al-Manar television network. 

The Hezbollah chief said he endorsed a campaign across the cyberspace that has proposed that the occupying regime be called a “temporary regime.”

Nasrallah also asserted that Hezbollah “was completely prepared for battle,” adding, “If the Israeli enemy happens to impose a war on Lebanon, it will [then] get to witness our bravery.”

Lebanon fought off two Israeli wars in 2000 and 2006. On both occasions, battleground contribution by Hezbollah proved an indispensable asset, forcing the Israeli military into a retreat.

“When you choose silence and surrender your weapons, it is as if you are telling the enemy that ‘I am wretched and weak.’ [This is while] the enemy is arrogant and will render you weaker,” Nasrallah noted.

Resistance stronger than ever

Nasrallah, meanwhile, asserted that the resistance had become stronger in all areas, including its military power and devotion, more than ever. 

“There are no ceilings to this resistance,” he said, affirming that “the resistance’s supporters have grown larger in number.”

The remarks came less than a week after a senior Hezbollah official said the Lebanese resistance movement was sure to emerge victorious from any war, citing the group’s achievements, including its recent successful flying of a drone over the Israeli-occupied territories.

Hezbollah is strong and is capable of winning any type of warfare, Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, head of the movement’s Executive Council, said on Saturday.

A day earlier, the group had reported a successful flyover of the UAV inside the depths of the occupied territories and returning the aircraft safely to Lebanon. 

Before returning, the aircraft roamed over its "targeted area for 40 minutes on a reconnaissance mission, which extended along 70 kilometers," Hezbollah announced in a statement on Friday.

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