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Nasrallah warns Israel over possible offensive on Lebanon.

Summary: Hizbullah leaser Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday warned that "all possibilities" were open against Israel as he spoke about the Jewish state's offensive in Gaza.

Hizbullah leaser Hassan Nasrallah on Wednesday warned that "all possibilities" were open against Israel as he spoke about the Jewish state's offensive in Gaza. "We have to act as though all possibilities are real and open with Israel and we must always be ready for any eventuality," said Nasrallah.

He warned that that the 2006 war, which killed some 1,200 mostly civilian Lebanese, would be "but a walk in the park" compared to what awaits Israel if it launches a new offensive on Lebanon.

He also slammed Arab leaders for mediating a truce with Israel instead of siding with embattled Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. He spesifically criticized the Egyptian regime for keeping the Rafah crossing closed in the face of the dying people of Gaza. "Yesterday, an Egyptian official asked: does the UN need 600 martyrs and 1500 injured people to take action? Today I ask him, do you need that much victims to open the Rafah crossing?" Nasrallah also commented on the action taken by some Egyptian lawyers against him personally. "A group of Egyptian lawyers close to the governing regime filed a suit against me personally at the International Criminal Court because of my speech nine days ago, when I called for the opening of the Rafah crossing. They considered my call as a call for a coup d'E[umlaut]tat. I consider this suit, especially in front of those whose consciousness have not yet awaken to the gravity of the massacres, a medal of honor that I will be proud with even after I die. I openly say that we have never antagonized anyone and we will not antagonize those who colluded on us. However we will antagonize those who collude on Gaza."

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Date:Jan 7, 2009
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