Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah has warned the US that his group will use a new weapon against Washington, boycotting American goods and its currency. While a military option is still on the table, with the Shiite militia having the capability to target US interests, an Israeli expert believes the organisation’s retaliation is highly unlikely.
Despite the reassurances of Israeli experts that the Jewish state has nothing to fear following Washington’s strike that assassinated one of Iran’s top commanders, Qasem Soleimani, in early January, it seems that the Jewish state has every reason to worry.
First it was the huge statue of the slain commander that was erected on the Lebanon-israel border, warning the Jewish state that revenge was still an option, and then it was the comments made by the head of Israel’s northern command, Gen. Amir Baram, who said that Hezbollah, a Shiite militia thought to be linked to Iran, “is persisting with its efforts to procure and arm itself with precision weapons” that would be used against Israel.
The US is also on Hezbollah’s radar: a week ago, during his speech commemorating the 40th day since the assassination of Soleimani, the group’s chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened to use a “new” weapon against the US, boycotting American goods and the dollar, although a military option was still on the table.
They won’t dare
But Prof. Eyal Zisser, one of Israel’s leading Middle East experts and the Vice Rector of Tel Aviv…