In a eulogy for Hezbollah militant, Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah leveled a serious threat at the Israeli nation he blames for the killing of Mughniyeh. Mughniyeh died in a car bomb attack on Tuesday in Syria. He is thought to be the mastermind behind the attacks that killed hundreds of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s.
In remarks aimed at Israel, Hassan Nasrallah said this of Imad Mughniyeh's killing,
'You have killed Hajj Imad outside the natural battlefield. You have crossed the borders. With this murder, its timing, location and method — Zionists, if you want this kind of open war, let the whole world listen: Let this war be open.''
Hezbollah has long maintained that it only fights Israel within Lebanon and along their common border. These remarks could foreshadow a dangerous departure from that strategy.
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