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Hezbollah deputy says won’t discuss who fired rockets from Lebanon at Israel

The Hezbollah terror group’s deputy leader refuses to say who was behind the firing of numerous rockets from Lebanon at Israel during the recent fighting in Gaza between the Israeli military and Hamas.

“Hezbollah was in daily contact with the resistance commanders and fighters in Palestinian as part of the organization’s position of supporting the Palestinian resistance with all capabilities,” Naim Qassem says in a radio interview, according to the Ynet news site.

He adds: “We’re not interested in deliberating the question of who fired the rockets from southern Lebanon and if it was right to launch them.”

The Israel Defense Forces blamed some of the attacks from Lebanon on Palestinian factions in the country, not Hezbollah. However, it is unlikely that terrorists in southern Lebanon would be able to fire rockets of such long ranges without at least the tacit approval of the Iran-backed militia, which maintains a tight degree of control over southern Lebanon.

File: Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Naim Qassem speaks in the Ghobeiry neighborhood of southern Beirut on May 13, 2016. (AFP Photo/Stringer)
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