''We consider that these pictures and videos and surveillance at different periods and of different places and different angles which cannot be by coincidence. When it is presented to experts they will confirm that those who are doing this surveillance are preparing a file for an operation.''
Beirut - date unknown
6. Various of footage intercepted by Hezbollah allegedly showing Israeli surveillance planes taking footage of the site surrounding the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
"The tribunal (referring to the Netherlands-based tribunal investigating Hariri's assassination) was used to force Syria's withdrawal from Lebanon and is now being used to besiege and to attack the resistance this is the motive and this is the interest."
"We do not trust the investigation and I reiterate if the Lebanese government, which is concerned in this matter, assigns a trustful Lebanese committee we are ready to cooperate and submit all the documents to the government or to the committee."
Beirut, Lebanon - 9 August 2010
10. Various of audience watching Nasrallah's speech
Antsaria, Lebanon - 5 September 1997
11. Various of footage intercepted by Hezbollah allegedly showing transmissions by Israeli drones of the Israeli Defence Force commando raid which was intercepted by guerrillas and Lebanese troops and resulted in the deaths of 12 Israeli soldiers
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militants presented aerial reconnaissance footage on Monday that he alleges implicates Israel in the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, who has been in hiding since his Shiite Muslim group battled Israel in a month long 2006 war, said that while the footage did not provide conclusive proof, it was enough to accuse Israel of being behind the assassination.
"If we put together what we collected now and in the past that will be enough for us to accuse Israel. We will show you some footage of Israeli reconnaissance planes and most of it is over Beirut," Nasrallah said at a lengthy press conference in which he spoke to reporters via satellite link.
Nasrallah said the tapes were intercepted by Hezbollah, and showed Israeli reconnaissance footage of areas frequented by Hariri, including the place where Hariri died.
He said that this showed Israel was tracking Hariri's movements for purposes of assassination and that the footage could not merely be described as a "coincidence."
"When presented to experts they will confirm that those who are doing this surveillance are preparing a file for an operation," the militant leader said.
Israel immediately dismissed Hezbollah's accusations.
Hariri was killed in a massive Valentine's Day truck bombing in 2005 that many in Lebanon blamed on Syria, which backs Hezbollah. Syria denies any involvement in the assassination.
Hariri, a (b) billionaire businessman credited with rebuilding Lebanon after its 15-year civil war, had been trying to limit Syria's domination of Lebanon in the months before his assassination.
Nasrallah's speech comes as pressure is mounting on Hezbollah over a Netherlands-based tribunal investigating Hariri's assassination, which is set to issue indictments this year.
Hezbollah's leader also reiterated his lack of confidence and faith in the tribunal and offered the Lebanese government an alternative.
"We do not trust the investigation and I reiterate if the Lebanese government, which is concerned in this matter, assigns a trustful Lebanese committee we are ready to cooperate and submit all the documents to the government," he said from his undisclosed location.
The tribunal has not said who will be charged, but Nasrallah said last month he already knows that Hezbollah members will be among them.
His July 22 announcement appeared to be an attempt to soften the impact of any charges.
He has said in the past that the tribunal is simply an "Israeli project," and that his group will not turn over any of its members for trial.
If Hezbollah is indicted in the investigation, there are fears it could spark riots between the Sunni supporters of Hariri and Shiite followers of Hezbollah.
The two sides have clashed before following political power struggles. In May 2008, Hezbollah gunmen swept through Sunni pro-government neighbourhoods of Beirut, raising the threat of a new civil war.
In response to questions about why Nasrallah chose to offer the material five years after Hariri's assassination, he said the recent arrests of scores of Lebanese agents who were spying for Israel since last year has yielded information proving Israel's deep involvement in a number of assassinations in the country.
Nasrallah also claimed that his group has just learned of an Israeli spy who had been scouting the area of the assassination just a day before the truck bomb that killed Hariri exploded.
The spy, however, purportedly fled before authorities could arrest him.
The reconnaissance footage allegedly relating to the Hairiri assassination was not the only video he presented in his speech.
Nasrallah also presented footage that he alleges were intercepted transmissions by Israeli drones, showing an Israeli Defence Force (IDF) commandoes raid on the Lebanese coastal village of Antsaria in 1997, that went disastrously wrong.
The raid was intercepted by militants and Lebanese troops that resulted in the killing of 12 Israeli soldiers on the 5th of September 1997.
One civilian was killed and several Lebanese fighters were also wounded in the fighting.
The footage allegedly shows an IDF chopper arriving to evacuate the wounded and the dead.