JERUSALEM, Israel -- Just days after alleged Israeli airstrikes near Damascus, the head of the Lebanese terrorist group, Hezbollah, says he's ready to receive "game-changing" weapons from Syria.
"Syria's response to Israel's airstrikes is to tell Israel that if your goal was to prevent boosting the resistance's capabilities, then take note," Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said, according to the Lebanese Daily Star.
Nasrallah made that announcement in a speech Thursday, saying the weapons would serve as Syria's response to Israel's airstrikes.
Meanwhile, one of Islam's most prominent and highly respected clerics declared Israel has no right to exist.
On his first visit to the Gaza Strip, Yusuf al-Qaradawi of Qatar said, "This land has never once been a Jewish land. Palestine is for the Arab Islamic nation."
Qaradawi is well known in the Muslim world for his popular television show.
Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh kissed Qaradawi's hand when he arrived, calling him "the grand imam of modern Islam and the grand imam of the Arab Spring."
The high-profile cleric also voiced his support for Palestinian rocket fire on Israel, saying "the rockets made in Gaza are more powerful than the occupation's [Israel's] rockets."