BEIRUT, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Friday his party can "overcome all current difficulties," in reference to the recent spate of attacks targeting the Shiite movement in relation to its alleged involvement in the Syrian conflict.
In a televised speech on the occasion of the annual Iftar banquet of the Islamic Resistance Support Association, Nasrallah said "we will surpass this period. This resistance is capable of overcoming all the present and future hardships."
"It is natural for a strong resistance to be targeted," he said.
Nasrallah called on all the Lebanese people to "be careful, not only in the towns loyal to the resistance, but in all regions," urging the media to "be wary about the news they spread, especially the inaccurate news on car bombs being found, because this creates tension among the people and in the country in general."
On July 9, a car bomb attack targeted the Bir al-Abed neighborhood in the southern suburbs of Beirut, injuring 53 people. It was the most serious attack against Hezbollah's Beirut stronghold since the start of the Syrian conflict over two years ago.
A Syrian rebel group called the Special Forces 313 Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack, while a number of rebel and Islamist groups said they would attack Hezbollah in retaliation for its fighting alongside the Syrian government troops.
At least two Hezbollah convoys have been hit by roadside bombs in recent weeks in the Beqaa valley, after two Grad rockets hit Beirut's Dahiyeh on May 26 and a number of rockets have struck Shiite areas in the Beqaa.