Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Nasrallah: Hezbollah Will Launch 500 Missiles at Tel Aviv on One Hour's Notice

Israel National News is reporting this story. The Palestinian news agency Ma'an, quoting "sources close to Hizbollah" [sic.], said that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah would give the residents of Tel Aviv one hour's notice to flee before directing a 500-missile barrage at Israel's largest city. Supposedly the entire city has been divided into squares "in order to let damage reach every inch of the city."

A real threat or just bluster and bravado? Palestinian news sources are notoriously propagandistic, and this report may well be a fantasy intended primarily to boost sinking Palestinian morale in Gaza as Hamas continues to be ground down by Israeli attacks. We shall soon find out. However, should such an attack occur on Tel Aviv, Beirut and Damascus will quickly feel the after-shocks.


Anonymous BlueBuffoon said...

Not sure that Israel gains much at all by a retaliation against Beirut. I would think that after Iran's bragging today about what Hezbollah could do, Teheran would likely be partnered with Damascus for retaliation. I realize there's a huge threat there, but if Tel Aviv were to be hit, there would be no reason at all for Israel to hold back.

Moreover, Europe seems to have a much greater fondness for Lebanon than Iran.

Posted by BlueBuffoon

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 5:34:00 PM  
Blogger Ken Prescott said...

OK, how do you say the following line in Hebrew:


Posted by Ken Prescott

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 4:02:00 PM  
Blogger The Kosher Hedgehog said...

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Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:42:00 AM  
Blogger The Kosher Hedgehog said...

Ken: the literal translation into Hebrew would be, "Tomer shalom l'chaver katan sheli!" However, since "shalom" means "peace" (not "pieces"), its use is probably inappropriate in the context that you intended. Therefore, I would suggest the more idiomatic translation, "Tomer 'allo' to chaver katan sheli!" Either way, Nasrallah should get the message. Indeed he received or nearly received a 23 ton message earlier today.  

Posted by The Kosher Hedgehog

Thursday, July 20, 2006 12:47:00 AM  

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