|Hezbollah will avenge death of commander: Nasrallah||
Hezbollah Secretary General chief Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Friday vowed his party would avenge the death of Hassan Laqqis, a Hezbollah commander assassinated earlier this month in Beirut.
“The assassination of Laqqis and others was aimed at targeting Hezbollah's ability to confront Israel,” Nasrallah said during a ceremony to commemorate the martyrdom of Hezbollah commander.
Laqqis was gunned down earlier this month outside his home south of Beirut. The party warned that Israel would bear full responsibility for the assassination.
“Laqqis was one of the brilliant brains of the resistance. He was a leader who worked day and night for the resistance.
“Laqqis spent his youth at the resistance. He was hard worker and yearned for martyrdom,” he said.
Nasrallah dismissed Israel’s claims that it was not behind Laqqis assassination and said that the Zionist regime must shoulder the responsibility and repercussions of such heinous crime.
“All evidence indicates that Israel is behind the assassination,” he added.
Hezbollah vows to confront Takfiri-Zionist attacks
Meanwhile, Hezbollah has vowed to curb what it called Takfiri-Zionist attacks against the resistance party and the Lebanese Army.
“We assure our people ... that we will continue to respond against these brutal [Takfiri] forces and their ongoing aggression will be destroyed through the pillar of the national strategy,” Hezbollah MP Hussein Musawi said in a Thursday statement.
Musawi said Hezbollah along with the Lebanese army are the target of Israeli-backed Takfiri groups.
“What happened in recent days, from the assassination of [Hezbollah] commander Hassan Laqqis to suicide bombings on Army checkpoints in Sidon all the way to the bloody bombing in Labweh in the northern Bekaa, confirm that the Zionists and Takfiris are two sides of the same coin,” he added.
Musawi said Hezbollah deems those attacks an “aggressive decision and an extension of the war imposed on Syria and its environs.”
"This war," he continued "has been approved by the Zionist and Takfiris together."
During the ceremony on Friday, Nasrallah also called for the formation of a national unity government and warned against the establishment of fait accompli Cabinet.
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