‘Armed resistance only way to confront aggression’: Hezbollah praises Hamas Op against Israel

Palestinian bulldozers demolishing the smart-technology barrier at the Gaza border. [Photo: X/ytirawi]

‘Op against Israel is a message to the international community and the Arab and Muslim world, in particular those countries seeking normalization with Israel’

Hezbollah has praised the massive Hamas operation against Israel forces saying it is a message to Arab countries normalising with Israel.

The operation is a response to the decades-long atrocities faced by Palestinians, including the ongoing situation in Gaza and the treatment of Palestinian people, as well as concerns regarding the sanctity of holy sites such as Al-Aqsa mosque.

The Lebanese group, Hezbollah, in a statment said that it is in direct contact with the Hamas leadership in Gaza and abroad, and calls on Arab and Muslim peoples around the world to declare their support to Hamas and the Palestinian people, adding that armed resistance is the only way to confront the Israeli “aggression.”

Hezbollah added that the “Al-Aqsa Deluge” operation launched by Hamas against Israel is a message to the international community and the Arab and Muslim world, in particular those countries seeking normalization with Israel. 

It also calls on the Israeli government to learn the “important lessons” taught by the “Palestinian resistance.”

Earlier in the day, the Palestinian soldiers initiated “Operation Al-Aqsa Flood” against Israel, marking the most serious escalation in tensions since the 11-day conflict between Israel and Palestine in 2021. This operation has unfolded amid heightened regional tensions and ongoing geopolitical challenges.

Hamas has announced that it launched an astonishing 5,000 rockets as part of this operation, signaling a substantial and coordinated assault. Israel has also confirmed that Hamas fighters have entered its territory.

Daniel Hagari, a spokesperson for the Israeli army, has reported that Hamas launched attacks from multiple fronts, including land, sea, and air, underscoring the complexity and intensity of this operation. However, Hamas has time and again clarified that attacks on Israel is a retaliatioin against occupation and oppression on Palestinains by Israeli forces.

The initial wave of rocket attacks occurred at 06:30 AM local time (03:30 GMT), catching many by surprise and exacerbating the already tense situation in the region. These attacks coincided with Simchat Torah, a significant holiday that marks the conclusion of the weeklong Jewish festival known as Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles.

In response to the Hamas attack, the Israeli army has launched its own operation, named “Operation Iron Swords,” against Palestinians.

The international community is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation, with concerns growing about the potential for further escalation and the safety of civilians on both sides. Efforts to mediate and de-escalate tensions are expected to intensify, as regional stability hangs in the balance.

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