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Hezbollah leader says 'millions' of Israelis will be displaced in case of new war

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says "millions" of Israelis will be displaced in case of a new conflict between the Shiite group and the Jewish state.

Friday's remarks by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, during a rally in southern Beirut, were in response to a comment from Israel that a future war could displace more than a million Lebanese.

Jerusalem Post on Thursday quoted an unnamed Israeli military official as saying that if given no choice, Israel would "evacuate 1 million, 1.5 million residents in Lebanon, and act."

Nasrallah says Hezbollah "will displace millions of Israelis if a war is imposed on Lebanon."

Israel and Hezbollah fought a monthlong war in 2006 that killed 1,200 Lebanese, including hundreds of civilians, and 160 Israelis and caused heavy damage to Lebanon's infrastructure.