Iranian officials have given a stern warning to Israel on Saturday that Hezbollah’s “finger is on the trigger to shoot” and could enter the war at any moment.
Iran said that their armed and well trained proxies in Lebanon that Hezbollah are ready to unleash a “huge earthquake” on the “Zionist entity.”
Iran’s foreign minister has warned Israel that Hezbollah’s “finger is on the trigger to shoot” should attacks on Gaza continue they will then attack.
Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian warned on Saturday, “Any step the resistance (Hezbollah) will take will cause a huge earthquake in the Zionist entity.
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“I want to warn the war criminals and those who support this entity before it’s too late to stop the crimes against civilians in Gaza, because it might be too late in a few hours.”
Hezbollah admitted today that they attacked an Israeli outpost and inflicted “precise and direct hits” on the military.
Hezbollah has fired missiles and drones at Israel today putting the Israeli military on high alert as the situation remains “very tense.”
Five villages on the northern border of Israel have been told to take refuge in their shelters as there is a possible armed infiltration from Lebanon, Israel’s Kan radio has reported.
US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has warned Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias not to “try to exploit this situation.
Sullivan said, “Anyone hostile to Israel should know that Israel will respond forcefully, and we will stand with them,” US Central Command (CENTCOM) Spokesman Lt. Col. Troy Garlock told Al Arabiya English.
“President Biden has made this clear: no party hostile to Israel should try to exploit this situation,” he added.
However, Randa Slim, a program director at the Washington-based Middle East Institute has said that the Lebanese government have no power to order Hezbollah not to attack Israel.
Slim told Al Arabiya English, “Hezbollah has its own red line based on its own cost-benefit calculus about a potential escalation in the Lebanese-Israeli conflict theater.