Hezbollah says 'new phase' in war with Israel after strikes

Hassan Nasrallah said Monday that Israel has been informed through an international body that retaliation inside Israel will take place if it crosses “a red line” in Syria, without providing specifics.

14 May 2018 | 20:36

Source: Associated Press

  • Source: Associated Press
  • Last update: 14 May 2018 | 20:36

This undated photo shows the leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah. (AP Photo)

BEIRUT: A barrage of rockets from Syria against Israeli forces in the occupied Goal Heights last week opens up “a new phase” in the conflict, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Monday, warning that Israel proper could be the next target.

Nasrallah said Israel has been informed through an international body that retaliation inside Israel will take place if it crosses “a red line” in Syria, without providing specifics.

Nasrallah added that Israel’s response to the barrage of rockets from Syria hit empty locations and he accused Israel of downplaying its losses from those strikes.

“If you think you can continue to hit, destroy and kill in Syria without any response, you are wrong,” Nasrallah said addressing Israel. “This qualitative rocket attack establishes a completely new phase.”

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