Hezbollah Leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Friday to support Palestinian fighters battling Israeli troops in Gaza.
In his first remarks on the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza, Nasrallah warned Israel that it would be “suicide” to continue waging war in the Gaza Strip.
“You are in Gaza now in a state of failure, don’t go further to the level of suicide and collapse,” Nasrallah said.
Relations between Hamas and Hezbollah soured following the Syrian war. Hamas’ leader Khaled Mashaal shuttered Hamas’ Damascus offices and now spends most of his time in Qatar, the Gulf Arab country that strongly backs Syrian rebels. Hezbollah, meanwhile, is fighting alongside Assad’s forces in Syria.
In his speech, Nasrallah called for putting all disputes aside in support of Gaza. He said Hezbollah everything possible to help the Palestinians.
“From here I say to our brothers in Gaza: We are with you and beside you and confident of your steadfastness and your victory and we will do everything we can to support you,” he said.
Nasrallah spoke during a rare public appearance before thousands of supporters in Beirut’s Southern Suburbs, marking “Al-Quds Day” — a day of solidarity with Palestinians that Arabs traditionally observe on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
He said Gazans have already emerged victorious because “Israel has failed to touch the command and control structures of the Palestinian resistance,” or achieve any of its goals in Gaza so far.