Israel’s Netanyahu says Lebanese government will be held responsible for any Hezbollah attacksBy AP
Monday, August 10, 2009
Israel says Lebanon govt accountable for Hezbollah
JERUSALEM —Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his country will hold the Lebanese government responsible for any attacks on Israeli targets by the country’s Hezbollah militia.
It’s the latest shot in a war of words which has been escalating since a July 14 explosion at a suspected Hezbollah arms depot near the Israeli border.
Netanyahu told Israel Radio Monday that the government in Beirut could not turn a blind eye to the activities of Hezbollah while the group sits in the Lebanese parliament and plays a major role in politics.
Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said recently that his group has replenished its weapons stock since its 2006 war with Israel and now has more than 30,000 rockets.