Senior Hezbollah official: Israel will receive ‘slap in the face’ if it expands ‘aggression’

Smoke billows over the southern Lebanese village of Odaisseh near the border with Israel on January 19, 2024. (Rabih Daher/AFP)
Smoke billows over the southern Lebanese village of Odaisseh near the border with Israel on January 19, 2024. (Rabih Daher/AFP)

A top official from Lebanon’s Iran-backed terror group Hezbollah warns Israel would be hit back hard if it expanded the conflict along the Lebanon-Israel border.

“If Israel decides to expand its aggression, it will receive a real slap in the face in response,” Hezbollah’s number two, Naim Qassem, said in a statement.

Any restoration of stability on the border is contingent on “the end of the aggression in Gaza,” he added.

“The enemy must know the party is ready, that we are preparing based on the principle that an endless aggression can happen, just like our will to push back the aggression is infinite.”

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