Lebanon's Nasrallah congratulates Hamas over 'victory'
Hezbollah's secretary general says Israeli defeat is evident by 'the look on the faces of tripartite, Netanyahu, Obama, and Lieberman.'
Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah congratulated the Hamas for what he termed a victory over Israeli forces, the Lebanese satellite television network Al-Manar reported on their website on Friday.
"Netanyahu did not put high goals for this war. He rather put low goals so that he would achieve them and announce his victory, but even these he failed to achieve," Nasrallah said according to Al-Manar. "The first goal was to destroy the Palestinian resistance's leadership. He failed in that. The second goal was to destroy the resistance's missile system. He also failed in that. The third goal was to reinforce Israel's deterrence power. This war rather weakened this power."
"If you failed to win a war against Gaza which has been under siege, what would be the case if you engage yourself in a war with someone else?" Nasrallah warned Israeli.
Nasrallah went on to say "It is enough to look on the faces of the tripartite, Netanyahu, Obama, and Lieberman to see their defeat, they were similar to the faces of Livni, Peres, and Olmert after July war."