The head of Israeli Military Intelligence on Monday said that if not for Hezbollah, Lebanon would have normalized ties with the Zionist entity.
“I look at the Abraham Accords and ask if Lebanon could be there,” Maj. Gen. Aharon Haliva said at a conference at Herzliya’s Reichman University, referring to a series of normalization agreements in 2020 between the occupation regime and several Arab states.
“And I say to myself, if Hezbollah would not have taken Lebanon hostage — I think so,” he said, as quoted by The Time of Israel.
Haliva also warned Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah over the maritime dispute between Lebanon and the Zionist entity.
“I hope for Nasrallah’s sake that he does not underestimate the Israeli response to [potential] actions. I remind Nasrallah that Israel’s power is very great and I’m not sure he wants to test it,” he said.
“Nasrallah knows how to assess Israeli intelligence and Israel’s firepower. Nasrallah is a serious man. He knows what I’m talking about,” Haliva added.
Tensions have been high between Lebanon and the occupation regime in the last few weeks, with Lebanon warning Tel Aviv against extracting gas and oil in the disputed maritime area in the Mediterranean.
President Michel Aoun described Israeli activity in the disputed area as provocative. Sayyed Nasrallah has repeatedly threatened the Zionist entity against extracting gas and oil in the disputed area and against vetoing the activity of international firms off the Lebanese coast.
Sayyed Nasrallah vowed that Hezbollah is capable of preventing ‘Israel’ to extract oil in the Mediterranean if Lebanon was prevented to do so.
Source: Israeli media