Israeli military believes Nasrallah may have contracted coronavirus

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

The Israeli military believes Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah may have contracted the coronavirus, The Times of Israel has learned.

This assessment by Military Intelligence comes after Nasrallah made a public speech yesterday in which he was seen coughing and occasionally struggling for breath.

The Israel Defense Forces’ appraisal appears to be largely based on circumstantial evidence as according to Israel’s Channel 13, Nasrallah has not yet actually been tested for the coronavirus.

The reclusive terrorist mastermind has lived for many years in a bunker far beneath the ground in order to avoid Israeli airstrikes.

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