Deputy Hezbollah leader: We’ll stop fighting Israel after a ceasefire in Gaza

Israel National News reports: “Hezbollah deputy leader Naim Qassem told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the only sure path to a ceasefire on the Lebanon-Israel border is a full ceasefire in Gaza.

‘If there is a ceasefire in Gaza, we will stop without any discussion,’ he told AP, adding that Hezbollah’s participation in the Israel-Hamas war has been as a ‘support front’ for its ally, Hamas.

‘If the war stops, this military support will no longer exist,’ claimed Qassem, but also stressed that if Israel scales back its military operations without a formal ceasefire agreement and full withdrawal from Gaza, the implications for the Lebanon-Israel border conflict are less clear.

‘If what happens in Gaza is a mix between ceasefire and no ceasefire, war and no war, we can’t answer (how we would react) now, because we don’t know its shape, its results, its impacts,’ Qassem told AP…”

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