Gallant in warning to Nasrallah: Hezbollah and Lebanon will pay the price for harsh reality you’ve created

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visits the IDF's Northern Command, May 29, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visits the IDF's Northern Command, May 29, 2024. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant presents to IDF officers in the Northern Command photos and details about senior Hezbollah commanders Israel has killed in eight months of cross-border clashes since October 7.

The nine Hezbollah officers are equivalent to the rank of brigadier general in conventional militaries, according to a statement from the Defense Ministry.

“[Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah is dragging Lebanon into a harsh reality,” says Gallant. “The ones who will pay the price are the residents of Lebanon and Hezbollah forces. This is the same Nasrallah who said two weeks ago that there are no casualties among the Hezbollah terrorists.”

“I ask him – all these people aren’t yours?” Gallant continues.

“There are over 320 dead terrorists including senior terrorists. If you continue we will escalate,” warns Gallant.”

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