Nasrallah: Israeli strikes a campaign of vengeance

 
Responding to growing criticism over the Hizbullah cross-border attack on Wednesday in which eight IDF soldiers were killed and two others kidnapped, Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday evening in a telephone call to Hizbullah media outlets that Israel's ongoing operations in Lebanon were a campaign of revenge over its "defeat," as he referred to the Israeli withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000. He called on the Lebanese people to join forces against Israel. Nasrallah also promised that IDF naval ships maintaining a sea blockade on Lebanese ports would be "on fire."