Just hours after Hezbollah leader Nasrallah gave a speech in which he threatened to strike Tel Aviv if Israel bombed Beirut, Israel answered dropping more bombs in Beirut.
BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — Israel launched a second straight night of airstrikes on the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital on Friday, targeting an area known as a stronghold of Hezbollah militants.
Late Thursday, Israeli warplanes dropped leaflets over several neighborhoods in the area warning residents to leave “for your own safety.”
The leaflets warned of an expansion of the Israeli campaign in Beirut because Hezbollah continues to fire rockets into Israel and because of statements made Thursday by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
“The expansion of terrorist operations by Hezbollah will lead to a painful and harsh response and the results will be painful not only for Hassan’s gang and its criminals,” the leaflets read.
On Thursday, Nasrallah vowed to strike Tel Aviv in retaliation for Israel’s bombardment of the Lebanese capital.
“If you hit Beirut, the Islamic resistance will hit Tel Aviv and is able to do that with God’s help,” Nasrallah said in a televised address.
I’m watching all the explosions go off live on Fox’s Hannity and Colmes, and Beirut is getting hammered.
Update: Be sure to stop by Atlas Shrugs who is blogging from Israel.