Hassan Nasrallah vows that Hezbollah will avenge Israel for arms-commander’s murder


Hezbollah’s chief said he is confident Israel was responsible for assassination of Shiite organization’s arms chief near Beirut.



The leader of the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah group says it is confident based on evidence it has that Israel was behind this month’s assassination in Beirut of a senior Hezbollah commander.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah gives an interview to local television station OTV at an undisclosed location in Lebanon, Dec. 3 2013. – Photo: AFP

Sheik Hassan Nasrallah vowed in a speech Friday to exact revenge.

Hassan al-Laqis was gunned down in the garage of his nearby apartment building on Dec. 4.

Israel denied involvement but Nasrallah, whose fighters are assisting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces in the civil war in Syria and has no shortage of enemies, insisted that Israel was to blame.

He said the killers will be hunted down and “they will be killed sooner or later.”
Nasrallah described al-Laqis, as a “brother and friend since we were teenagers.”


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