The Israeli military lacks the courage and combat capabilities to engage Hamas and other resistance forces in Gaza should Tel Aviv decide to launch a ground invasion of the besieged territory, says a high-ranking official with the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.
Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem made the remarks in a meeting with Ebrahim Azizi, the visiting Vice Chairman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament, in the Lebanese capital city of Beirut on Friday.
Sheikh Qassem said Operation al-Aqsa Storm launched by Hamas on October 7 inflicted a heavy and overwhelming defeat on the Israeli enemy, and has been recorded in history forever.
Operation al-Aqsa Storm has differentiated those who stand by Palestine from those who support the occupying regime and its aggression. Ongoing battles have proven the valor of resistance fighters, and exposed the savagery of Israel, the United States and their allies, Sheikh Qassem stated.
“The cowardly enemy cannot triumph through the massacre of civilians, as it is too weak to be able to emerge victorious in a battle on the ground against the resilient and steadfast heroes of Palestine.”
“The scenes on the battlefield reflect Israel’s hesitation and apprehension of a ground battle,” the Hezbollah official said, pointing to the steely determination of resistance fighters, ongoing rocket fire from Gaza as well as confrontations at Lebanon’s border.
He also warned, “Americans and Israelis do not know what days would befall them should the aggression continue.”
Sheikh Qassem also expressed gratitude to Iran and Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for providing unflinching support to the resistance front.
The Israeli regime has been bombarding Gaza since October 7, when fighters from Hamas and other groups launched the operation against the occupying entity in response to its intensified crimes against the Palestinian people. The death toll in Gaza since has reached over 7,650 with more than 20,500 wounded.
Tel Aviv has, meanwhile, been threatening to launch a ground invasion.
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Friday, calling for the implementation of an immediate “humanitarian truce” in Gaza.
The vote at the General Assembly came after the United Nations Security Council failed four times to take action due to the US’s recurrently casting its veto against relevant resolutions. The United States and Israel’s other Western backers have supported the regime’s murderous crimes in Gaza as a means of “self-defense.”
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