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Hezbollah Official Declares Full Preparedness for War with Israel, Says Response Will Be Powerful and Swift

Amidst escalating tensions along the Israeli-Lebanese border, Hezbollah's senior official, Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, affirms the group's complete readiness for a potential war with Tel Aviv.

Iran: Amid ongoing border tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, a senior official from the Lebanese resistance movement has announced that the group is fully prepared for a potential war with Tel Aviv, according to reports from Lebanon’s al-Manar television network.

Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hezbollah’s Executive Council, delivered these remarks on Wednesday during a ceremony in Beirut. He emphasized that Hezbollah’s response to any miscalculation by Israel concerning Lebanon would be both powerful and swift.

“Hezbollah’s response to any Israeli miscalculation concerning Lebanon will be very powerful and swift,” Safieddine stated, as reported by Lebanon’s al-Manar television network.

Hezbollah, having successfully defended Lebanon against Israeli offensives in 2000 and 2006, has been engaged in sporadic confrontations with the Israeli regime since its ongoing war on the Gaza Strip began on October 7, 2023.

The intensity of Hezbollah’s confrontation with Israel increased notably after a series of assassinations carried out by the Israeli regime, including the targeted killing of Saleh Al-Arouri, a senior official of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, on January 2.

In response to these provocations, Hezbollah has started employing its surgical-strike missiles, such as Falaq (Dawn)-1 and Burkan, in retaliatory operations against Israeli targets. Safieddine confirmed that these new weapons were intentionally introduced into the border conflict.

“This is a mere part of what we have,” Safieddine asserted, dismissing all Israeli threats as fruitless. He declared that the enemy would not succeed in frustrating Hezbollah during the cross-border confrontation.

The situation remains tense as both sides continue to exchange threats and engage in military posturing, raising concerns about the potential escalation of hostilities in the region.

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