The leader of Islamist militant Hezbollah has sworn to ‘end’ the U.S., calling for ‘martyr’ terror attacks in Jerusalem after Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as the Israeli capital last week.
Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of the Lebanese militant group, made the impassioned televised speech to thousands of followers, inciting the crowd to chant ‘Death to America’.
This was followed by a warning to Lebanonfrom Israel’s Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, who said that if Hezbollah attacked Israel, the country would return the whole country ‘back to the Stone Age’.
Threats: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, urged his followers to ‘end’ the U.S. and Israel and send ‘martyrs’ to Jerusalem in a speech where he declared ‘Death to America’
In his speech this week, translated by the Washington D.C.-based Middle East Media Research Institute, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah appeared to urge followers to carry out terror attacks in Jerusalem.
‘It is time that everybody knows that America is not the sponsor of peace in Palestine and the region,’ he said in the televised speech
‘America is the sponsor of terrorism, of occupation, of Judaization, of deportation, of burning, of destruction and of civil strife.
‘America created ISIS and the takfiri [apostate] groups.
War: The Hezbollah leader appeared to urge followers to carry out terror attacks in Jerusalem
Terror leader: He He also called for ‘millions of martyrs’ to march on Jerusalem and said Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital spelled the ‘beginning to the end’
He said the only position the Islamic nation can take regarding the United States is ‘Death to America’, which was followed by a crowd of hundreds brandishing Palestine flags repeatedly chanting the threatening words.
He urged followers to turn Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital into the ‘beginning of the end’ for the U.S.and Israel ‘for all eternity’.
He also called for ‘millions of martyrs’ to march on Jerusalem, potentially inciting terror attacks.
Israel and Hezbollah fought a war in 2006 and often trade warnings. But in an interview on Wednesday, Intelligence Minister Katz warned that if the organisation resumed a military conflict ‘all of Lebanon will be a target.’
‘What happened in 2006 would be a picnic compared to what could happen…
‘I say Lebanon will return to the stone age.’