Report: Germany Tells Hezbollah Israeli Response to Kuntar Retaliation Will be ‘Forceful and Costly’

Hassan Nasrallah
AP/Hussein Malla

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah (pictured) rejected German diplomats’ warnings against retaliating for the alleged Israeli assassination of a senior Hezbollah operative near Damascus, Lebanese newspaper Aliwaa reported on Wednesday.

According to the report, German diplomats, likely relaying a message directly from Israel, told the Hezbollah leader Israel’s response to an attack by Hezbollah over the death of Samir Kuntar would be “forceful and costly.”

Nasrallah rebuffed the German diplomats however, going on air on Sunday and saying that retribution was inevitable, no matter the consequences.

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