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Friday, 15 August 2008

A frame grab taken off the Hezbollah-run Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite Muslim Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, delivering a televised speech from an undisclosed location. Nasrallah on Thursday accused Israel of seeking to eliminite the Lebanese Shiite movement's leaders, in a televised speech on the second anniversary of the summer war with Israel (AFP/Manar TV)
A frame grab taken off the Hezbollah-run Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Shiite Muslim Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, delivering a televised speech from an undisclosed location. Nasrallah on Thursday accused Israel of seeking to eliminite the Lebanese Shiite movement's leaders, in a televised speech on the second anniversary of the summer war with Israel (AFP/Manar TV)

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday accused Israel of seeking to eliminite the Lebanese Shiite movement' s leaders, in a televised speech on the second anniversary of the summer war with Israel.

" We know you are planning to assassinate leaders of the resistance... but you do not frighten us," he said in the broadcast on the group' s Al-Manar television station.

Nasrallah made no comment about Israeli charges that Hezbollah was rearming other than to say that " no one should expect us to say whether we have new weapons or not."

Israel' s 34-day summer war two years ago with Hezbollah resulted in the deaths of more than 1,200 Lebanese civilians, a third of them children, as well as 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

The conflict destroyed more than 25,000 homes and 50,000 other buildings, notably in the country' s south, before ending with a UN-brokered ceasefire on August 14, 2006.

On Thursday Nasrallah likened the current Russia-Georgia conflict to what he called Israel' s failure in the 2006 war sparked when Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a deadly cross-border attack.

" Israel sent one if its generals... to Georgia and its unfortunate government told him to train Georgian special forces," he charged. " Relying on Israeli experts and weapons, Georgia learned why the Israeli generals failed" against Hezbollah, he said.

" What happened in Georgia is a lesson to all those who take on American training for risky adventures and are then abandoned by the US," Nasrallah said of Georgia' s pro-Western President Mikheil Saakashvili.

In his address the Hezbollah chief also hailed the visit to Syria, which backs his movement, by Lebanon' s President Michel Sleiman, calling it " a new stage" in relations between Beirut and Damascus.

He also called Wednesday' s deadly bomb attack in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli in which 14 people were killed -- among them nine soldiers -- " a criminal act."

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