Hossein Amir Abdullahian, international affairs adviser to Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, on Sunday tweeted that Hezbollah chief Nasrallah is alive and well, despite rumors to the contrary.
“The Zionist claims about the illness of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s secretary-general, and his suffering of a heart attack are the grand lie of the new year,” Abdullahian tweeted.
“The day on which Nasrallah and the leaders of the Palestinian resistance will pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque will inevitably come,” he added.
Abdullahian attack followed a tweet by Sweden-based Lebanese journalist Jerry Maher, which was re-tweeted by an Israeli reporter. The offensive tweet read: “Hezbollah is refusing to transfer Nasrallah to Syria to receive treatment in Damascus at the hands of Russian doctors.”
The tweet continued: “Iran has sent three doctors to Beirut, one of whom resides in Europe, to follow up on his health condition.”
According to unconfirmed reports that started in 2013, Nasrallah is fighting cancer. Al-Kalima, an Iranian opposition website, reported that Nasrallah was flown secretly to Iran after a flare-up of his cancer.
Nasrallah has not been seen in public for more than two months, which included and apparent self-imposed silence over Israel’s Operation Northern Shield which to date has demolished six of his terror tunnels at the border.