Anti-Israel

Naim Qassem, Deputy Leader, April 2020

In an interview with Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV:

“On April 11, 1996, the Israeli enemy sought to sow the seeds of division between Hezbollah and the Lebanese nation through committing massacres. Several world states conspired with the Zionists after the so-called Summit of Peacemakers in the Egyptian port city of Sharm El-Sheikh in order to end the resistance movement.”“Hezbollah totally ready to confront Israeli military aggression at any time: Top official,” PressTV, April 14, 2020, https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/04/14/623012/Hezbollah-totally-ready-to-confront-Israeli-military-aggression-at-any-time:-Top-official.

Hashem Safieddine, Head of Executive Assembly, May 19, 2020

“We are perfectly ready to confront any act of aggression or instance of folly that the Zionist regime could commit. The resistance movement is currently assured and well aware of its approach and choices in the event of such a confrontation with the enemy.”“Liberation of Al-Quds Main Goal of Resistance Front: Hezbollah,” Tasnim News Agency, May 20, 2020, https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/05/20/2270305/liberation-of-al-quds-main-goal-of-resistance-front-hezbollah.

Nasr al-Shammary, May 2019

“Our battle in the region against the US will continue until the end of their occupation and the destruction of the Occupying Regime (of Israel).”“Iraq’s Nujaba Says to Continue Fight against US until End of Occupation,” Tasnim News Agency, May 20, 2019, https://www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2019/05/20/2015451/iraq-s-nujaba-says-to-continue-fight-against-us-until-end-of-occupation.

Nasr al-Shammary, November 27, 2019

“Based on our religious duty and principles, we believe that there is an inevitable confrontation with Israel. Therefore, we surely will take part in such a war against the Zionist entity alongside the other movements, on top of which is the Lebanese Hezbollah. If there had been a war between Hezbollah and Syria at one front and Israel at another front, we would be at the front of the Mujahideen who fight Israel in order to regain the rights of the Arab and Islamic nations.”“Iraq’s pro-Iran movement to take part in any war against Israel,” Middle East Monitor, November 28, 2019, https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191128-iraqs-pro-iran-movement-to-take-part-in-any-war-against-israel/.

Qassam Brigades statement, December 13, 2018

“From the heroic Barkan operation to the Ofra operation, the Qassam Brigades are undertaking a new battle.” Adam Rasoon, “Hamas spokesman praises ‘heroic’ West Bank terror attack,” Times of Israel, December 13, 2018, https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-spokesman-praises-heroic-west-bank-terror-attack/.

Abdelatif al-Qanou, spokesman, December 13, 2018

“The heroic Silwad operation is a response to the Zionist occupation‘s crimes and behavior in the occupied West Bank. The West Bank‘s youth and men will remain rebels against the occupation and continue to clash with it until it is banished.” (Tweet) Adam Rasoon, “Hamas spokesman praises ‘heroic’ West Bank terror attack,” Times of Israel, December 13, 2018, https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-spokesman-praises-heroic-west-bank-terror-attack/

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, August 15, 2018

Address marking the 12-year anniversary of the end of the 2006 war with Israel:

“No one should threaten us with wars. If someone will go to war [with us] they are welcome. We are not afraid, we are prepared and if God is willing, we will win.”“Hezbollah at its strongest, Nasrallah warns Israel,” Daily Star (Beirut), August 15, 2018, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Aug-15/460275-hezbollah-at-its-strongest-nasrallah-warns-israel.ashx.

Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary-General, September 20, 2018

“The resistance has precision and non-precision missiles in their possession. If Israel wages a war on Lebanon, they will face a situation they would have never expected.”“Nasrallah warns Israel: The resistance has evolved,” Daily Star (Beirut), September 20, 2018, http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2018/Sep-20/463997-nasrallah-warns-israel-the-resistance-has-evolved.ashx.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, March 2008

“A call to help our people in Gaza”:

“[Muslims should] attack the interests of the Jews and the Americans. Select your targets, collect the appropriate funds, assemble your equipment, plan accurately and then charge towards your targets. There is no place today for those who claim that the battlefield with the Jews is limited to Palestine. Let us hit their interests everywhere.”“Ayman al-Zawahiri in his own words,” BBC News, June 16, 2011, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-middle-east-13792238.

Hussein al-Houthi, Founder, 2004

“[To then-President of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh:] I do not work against you, I appreciate you and what you do tremendously, but what I do is my solemn national duty against the enemy of Islam… America and Israel.”Barak A. Salmoni, Bryce Loidolt, and Madeleine Wells, Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon (Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2010), 121, http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2010/RAND_MG962.pdf.