NYT Says Hezbollah Will Fully Join War against Israel under this Condition

The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah (R), with top officials of Palestinian groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad. (Photo: via Resistance Channel)

According to The New York Times, Hezbollah would officially enter the war under this condition.

The Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah would officially enter the war if the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas was “on its last legs”, The New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing a Lebanese diplomat.

According to the American newspaper, the threat to destroy Hamas would be a red line for Hezbollah to intervene in the conflict.

“The group has been quietly telling its partners that it believes Hamas is in a good position and does not yet need Hezbollah’s help, the diplomat said,” according to The New York Times. 

NYT added that “despite Israel’s air force and superior munitions, its army could struggle on the ground against Hezbollah’s well-trained guerrillas, experts said.”

‘Painful Blow’ 

At least 16 Israeli soldiers have been confirmed dead (according to Israeli sources)  in the first days of the Israeli ground operation in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Palestinians say the number is significantly higher, as demonstrated in video footage revealed by Resistance groups. 

Indeed, on Wednesday, Al-Jazeera cited a field commander with the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas, as saying that the number of deaths among the occupation soldiers is higher than what is announced by the Israeli army. 

Commenting on the deaths of Israeli soldiers in Gaza, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said in a statement that this is a “hard and painful blow,” but that the campaign requires “courage, determination and perseverance”.

Death Toll 

Israel has, thus far, killed over 8,796 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,648 children and 2,290 women, and wounded more than 23,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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