Iran: Claims that Hezbollah Chief in Critical Condition a ‘Big Zionist Lie’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah delivers an address on the movement's al-Manar TV on December 11, 2017

TEL AVIV – News that Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah is in critical condition after suffering a heart attack is a lie fabricated by Zionists, a senior Iranian official said Sunday. 

“The Zionists’ claims that Nasrallah has suffered a heart attack are the New Year’s biggest lie,” Hussein Abd al-Lahian, Iran’s parliamentary director for international affairs, said on Twitter.

“The day on which Nasrallah and the Palestinian resistance leaders pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque after it has been cleansed of Zionist impurity will inevitably come,” he stated, referring to the holy site on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Nasrallah has not been seen in public, or even heard from, for more than two months. To date, Hezbollah officials have not commented on his health.

The Hezbollah leader has in the past disappeared from the public eye for long periods of time, only to reemerge and make televised speeches that include references to current affairs in a bid to counter charges of fakery.

Denmark-based Lebanese journalist Jerry Maher on Saturday cited an unnamed intelligence source as saying that Nasrallah is fighting cancer and was hospitalized in Beirut in critical condition.

Maher vehemently opposes Iran and its terror proxy Hezbollah.

In addition, Maher said Nasrallah has been fighting cancer for years.

Maher also said that Hezbollah had rejected an offer for Nasrallah to be moved to the Syrian capital Damascus in order to receive treatment by Russian and Iranian doctors.

Some Hebrew media reports said that Nasrallah had suffered a heart attack.

The IDF on Sunday announced the end of its northern operation to find and destroy cross-border tunnels with the discovery of a sixth attack tunnel dug by Hezbollah.


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