Following are excerpts from an interview with Syrian MP Muhammad Habash, which aired on Al-Alam TV on August 19, 2007:
Muhammad Habash: The Israelis should know that the resistance emerged from the war stronger than before. Obviously, the Israelis know that Syria is stronger than Hizbullah. Therefore, if they decide to start such a war, they will pay a heavy price. I am not a military expert, of course, and I am not among the military decision-makers, but I want the world – and in particular, the Israelis – to know that the Dimona nuclear reactor itself is within the range of the weapons of the resistance and of Syria. The Israelis should know this, if they decide to embark upon a new adventure.
The Israelis know that Syria has capabilities and expertise, and that it has real cooperation with the resistance in Lebanon, and that it is capable of inflicting pain, with which the Israelis are very familiar, if they want to wage such a war. I am not talking about the military or strategic balance of power. Syria has a regular army with all the military capabilities, but even if it comes to guerrilla warfare, we have full cooperation with Hizbullah, and the Syrians will definitely want to repeat what Hizbullah did, if the Israelis even think about committing another act of stupidity.