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Lebanese Hezbollah leader vows to respond to “any Israeli airstrikes”

Lebanese Hezbollah leader vows to respond to “any Israeli airstrikes”

Lebanese Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah promised to respond on Saturday.Appropriate and proportional“To”Any Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon», After the outbreak of fever this week between two enemies on the border.

Israel has launched its first air strike on Lebanon since 2014 after the shooting, Unclaimed, three rockets from Lebanon to its border. Hezbollah responded the next day by launching more than a dozen rockets into the Jewish state, which responded with artillery fire.

«Our response was linked to Israeli attacks in southern Lebanon for the first time in fifteen yearsHassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on the anniversary of the deadly 33-day war that defeated the powerful Shiite movement against Israel in 2006. In 2014, Israeli attacks targeted an area near the Syrian border.

«We want to tell the enemy (…) that any attack by the Israeli Air Force on Lebanon will inevitably be answered, but we want to defend the country in an appropriate and proportionate manner (…), Announced by Hassan Nasrallah.

According to him, Israeli airstrikes are a “Very dangerous development. «We do not want to go to war but we are ready“, He added.

Israeli officials reiterated on Friday that they did not want an expansion. “For a real war», Say even if ready. The United Nations Interim Force (UNIFIL) in Lebanon issued a warning on Friday.Very dangerous situation“And called for a ceasefire”Immediately.

The United States has also urged the Lebanese government.Prevent quickly“Hezbollah militants – considered an organization by Washington”Terrorist– Throw rockets at Israel. The Lebanese government has been managing day-to-day business since resigning following the August 4, 2020 explosion at the port of Beirut.

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Hezbollah (1975-1990) was the only Lebanese faction not to surrender after the heavyweight, civil war in Iranian-backed Lebanese political life.

The 2006 war killed about 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. Since then, both sides have been at war but have avoided any confrontation. The gun battle on the Lebanese-Israeli border escalated tensions between the Jewish state and Iran.