September 2, 2019 / 6:44 PM / 16 days ago

Nasrallah: flare-up with Israel launched 'new phase', no red lines

FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen in Nabatiyeh, Lebanon, November 10, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader said on Monday that while a flare-up with Israel at the border had ended, the episode had launched a “new phase” in which the Iran-backed movement no longer has red lines.

In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the new focus, now in the hands of fighters in the field, would be on targeting Israeli drones entering Lebanon’s skies.

He said Hezbollah’s Sunday attack had sent Israel a message that “if you attack, then all your border, your forces and your settlements” will be at risk.

(This story corrects Saturday to Sunday.)

Reporting by Ellen Francis, Editing by William Maclean

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