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Hezbollah deputy dismisses Israeli warnings and ‘chest-beating’

Hezbollah’s deputy chief brushes off Israel’s warnings and keeps quiet on whether the terror group will retaliate against the Jewish state over the death of its fighter in an airstrike last week.

“If Israel decides to go to war with us, then we will confront them, and the 2006 [Second Lebanon] War will be the model for our response,” says Hezbollah deputy chief Naim Qasim in an interview to pro-Hezbollah al-Mayadeen TV.

“We’re used to Israeli threats; they do not offer us a new political vision. This is mere chest-beating,” Qasim says.

He says the organization is keeping its cards close to its chest on a possible response.

with Aaron Boxerman

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