Senior Hezbollah official says group offered to open all-out war, Hamas didn’t think it would halt Gaza op

Senior Hezbollah official Nawaf Musawi says the Hamas terror group believes another major front on the northern border would not stop Israel’s campaign in the Gaza Strip.

“We asked our brothers in Gaza what could we do? If to initiate an all-out war in Lebanon. Would that stop the war in Gaza or not?” Musawi tells Lebanon’s al-Manar TV network.

“Their response was no, it would not stop it, the war in Gaza will not end, only with Israel’s victory inside Gaza,” he says.

The border between Lebanon and Israel has seen escalating exchanges of fire since the Israel-Hamas war began on October 7, raising fears of a broader conflagration. Tens of thousands of Israelis have been evacuated from northern border towns, which have been repeatedly targeted by the Hezbollah terror group.

Since hostilities began in October, more than 140 people have been killed on the Lebanese side, most of them Hezbollah fighters, but also more than a dozen civilians, three of them journalists, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, four civilians and eight soldiers have been killed, according to officials.

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