A Lebanese TV news anchor drew the ire of the Hezbollah terrorist organization over the weekend, after she tweeted that Israel ought to carry out a targeted assassination of the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah.
Maria Maalouf, who has a history of antagonizing the Shiite terror group, wrote a pair of tweets on Saturday, lamenting Nasrallah’s continued presence in her home country.
“If Israel really wants peace,” she wrote, “then it should prove it and sign an agreement with Hezbollah. Because to this day we haven’t gotten rid of Hassan Nasrallah, who is deluding us with his fight against Israel.”
The feeling, it seems, is mutual, as last week the son of the Syrian Ambassador to Jordan wrote on Facebook that his country was ready to execute Maalouf.
“You will soon pay the price for your barking,” wrote Khaydera Bahjat Suleiman. “Revenge is a dish best served cold. We’re already preparing the rope to hang you, and the garbage bin is ready.”
In 2015, Maalouf expressed her desire to personally assassinate Nasrallah, condemning him as an Iranian agent in Lebanon.
“I wish I had the courage to blow myself up around Hassan Nasrallah so as to avenge Lebanon’s martyrs killed by the Iranian party [Hezbollah].”