Hezbollah source: 'Big surprise' awaits Israel if it attacks Lebanon
Journalist linked to Hezbollah responds to threat IDF will use 'disproportionate power' in next conflict with group.
A senior Hezbollah-linked journalist reiterated Monday the Lebanese militia's threat that a "big surprise" awaits Israel should it decide to engage in another conflict with the group.
Ibrahim al-Amin, the editor of the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, made the comments in a piece published under the headline of "Israel is threatening to destroy Lebanon. What will happen to it during wartime?"
Al-Amin, who usually uses reliable sources from within Hezbollah, warned that Israel needs to seriously consider the ramifications of a future attack on Lebanon.
He was responding to recent comments by senior Israel Defense Forces officers that Israel will use "disproportionate power" in its next conflict with Hezbollah as it did in 2006 Second Lebanon War.
"What do they imagine Hezbollah's reaction will be? They actually say it has 40,000 missiles... Are they preparing for things that they have not considered and that others have not considered?" asked Al-Amin.
"Who said that Hezbollah does not think about all of the options which the enemy will use, including those which have been mentioned recently."
On Sunday, Hezbollah officials dismissed the Israeli threats of massive destruction in a future conflict in Lebanon as "media war," speaking to the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad.