The United States deployed a highly advanced anti-missile system in israel earlier this month, which Hezbollah says is tantamount to israel acknowledging the inefficiency of its own air defence capabilities.
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that Israel is afraid of and unprepared for another war with his group.
“Israel is scared of a new war,” he said in a televised speech dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Islamic Resistance Support Association, Hezbollah’s fund-raising organisation.
“Every day you hear that Israel is not prepared for war in one way or another, and this week you saw Israel began using the American THAAD system. They don’t even trust the missile defence systems they developed themselves,” he added, as quoted by Israeli media.
It emerged on Monday that the United States deployed a Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) anti-ballistic missile battery in Israel. The THAAD system, considered one of the most advanced in the world, will be aligned with Israeli air defences.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said that this move would make the Israeli military “even stronger in order to deal with near and distant threats from throughout the Middle East”.
According to Nasrallah, this deployment means that Israel has doubts about its defence capabilities in case of a new conflict.
In his Friday speech, Nasrallah also pledged that Hezbollah would “emerge victorious” from what he called a “financial war”…