Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Friday that Iran has conveyed to Arab countries that have ties with Israel that Tehran will attack them if Iranian targets are struck from their territory.
The Hezbollah leader went on to say that if Israel continues attacking Iranian targets, "Tehran will not hesitate to directly attack Israel."
Nasrallah spoke in reference to an attack in which as many as 12 missiles were fired toward the U.S. consulate in Iraq’s northern city of Erbil in March. Iran's Revolutionary Guards later released a statement taking responsibility for the missile attack against Israeli "strategic centers" in Erbil.
"Any repetition of attacks by Israel will be met with a harsh, decisive and destructive response," the statement added.
Nasrallah also called on Jordan, Egypt and all Arab states "to make clear to Israel that harming the Al-Aqsa Mosque is crossing a red line."
Earlier on Friday, violent clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque, in what has become a weekly occurrence ahead of midday prayers for the entire month of Ramadan.
Riots and violent clashes between young Palestinian men and police have broken out on all the past Fridays during Ramadan this year, but the demonstrations held early in the morning on these days, and which ended before the midday prayers, were quiet.
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Nasrallah praised the recent deadly attacks against Israeli civilians, dubbing them as "heroic acts." He added that the assailants "came from all parts of the Palestinian people," making the attacks unique.
Nasrallah spoke to an audience on Jerusalem Day, or Quds Day in Arabic, a traditional show of support for Palestinians initiated by Iran and intended to express general opposition to Zionism, and in particular to Israel's control of Jerusalem.
Iran has been marking the day, the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, since the start of its 1979 Islamic Revolution led by the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.