They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, July 21, 2006

Nasrallah says Hezbollah leadership intact


Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's leader, has told Aljazeera that the group's leadership remains functioning, a day after Israel said it bombed a bunker where he may have been hiding.

In an interview with the station, Nasrallah said that the two Israeli soldiers captured by Hezbollah would not be released even "if the whole universe comes against us".

He said that the soldiers would only be freed as part of a prisoner exchange agreed through indirect negotiations.

Israeli aircraft dropped 23 tons of explosives on a site in southern Beirut on Wednesday night.

It said it was an underground bunker where Hezbollah leaders, possibly including Nasrallah, were meeting.

Hezbollah immediately denied that there was a bunker and said that none of its members were hurt.

It said the strike hit a mosque that was under construction.

Nasrallah said: "I can confirm without exaggerating or using psychological warfare, that we have not been harmed." Read more