Israel’s Intel Minister Warns ‘Megalomanic’ Hezbollah Chief

Hassan Nasrallah
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The Times of Israel reports: Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz launched a scathing attack on the Hezbollah terror group’s leader, calling Hassan Nasrallah a “megalomaniac” with no concept of reality and warning that Lebanon would be “ruined” in a future conflict between the IDF and Hezbollah.

“Hezbollah continues to be the primary non-state threat, not only to Israel but also to Lebanon,” he told the Herzliya Conference, an annual seminar reviewing Israel’s security.

He added that a conflict with the Lebanon-based Shiite group could be triggered by a minor incident due to “the megalomaniac character of the organization’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, a fanatical personality who lacks any conception of reality except, perhaps, anything to do with protecting his personal security.”

His words came a day after IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Herzi Halevy, speaking at the same conference, put particular emphasis on the threat from Hezbollah in Lebanon, as Israel prepares to mark 10 years since the Second Lebanon War next month.

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