AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement vows it will deploy “all the power” at its disposal to defeat the Israeli regime if the war against the Gaza Strip spills over to other fronts.
“We are not afraid of Israel, and if it decides to wage war against Lebanon and Hezbollah, we will confront it with all the power we have to overturn this regime,” Sheikh Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary general, said on Wednesday.
“When a war is initiated by the Israeli regime against us, we have no choice but to defend ourselves with all our might,” he added. “In any war against the occupying regime, we can emerge victorious.”
Sheikh Qassem did not say whether a war was likely to break out in Lebanon at this point, but warned that a broader conflict hinged on the actions taken by the Israeli regime.
The Hezbollah official blamed the occupying Israeli regime for triggering the Operation Al-Aqsa Storm by the Hamas resistance movement on October 7.
Hundreds of thousands of Palestinian civilians have been killed, wounded or captured by the Israeli regime over the past 75 years for no crime other than being “the owners of this land", he said.