Hezbollah Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah said they were «looking for» an Israeli soldier to kill, in response to Israel's killing of a Hezbollah fighter in Syria. Nasrallah made his comments in the wake of Ashura commemorations, in Beirut on Sunday.
«When you kill one of our Mujahideen, we will kill one of your soldiers. The end. Here is the equation,» said Nasrallah.
Nasrallah explained that Hezbollah is «not looking for a media achievement and for a photo.»
«They know that we are looking for a soldier to kill, and they hide all their soldiers, they are hiding like mice,» said the Hezbollah leader.
In regard to naming the new prime minister and forming the coming government, the secretary-general emphasised that Hezbollah will be «cooperative» in order to pull the country «out of the potential governmental vacuum [power void].»
Nasrallah reiterated a condemnation of the US-brokered Israel-UAE peace deal, which moved the «secret» ties between the two sides «to the public.»
Ashura, which takes place on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram, 61 AH (10 October 680 AD).