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Hezbollah warns Israel against continued ‘aggression’

SpaceWar.com reports: “A top official from Lebanon’s Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah on Friday warned Israel would ‘receive a real slap in the face’ if it expanded the conflict along the Lebanon-Israel border.

Since the surprise October 7 attack by Hamas on southern Israel, there have been near daily exchanges of cross-border fire between the Israeli army and Hezbollah, an ally of the Palestinian militants.

Israel has repeatedly bombarded border villages, with the violence killing more than 195 people in Lebanon, including at least 142 Hezbollah fighters, according to an AFP tally.

On the Israeli side, 15 people have been killed, of whom nine were soldiers and six civilians, according to the Israeli army.

‘If Israel decides to expand its aggression, it will receive a real slap in the face in response,’ Hezbollah’s number two, Naim Qassem, said in a statement.

Any restoration of stability on the border is contingent on ‘the end of the aggression in Gaza’, he added.

‘The enemy must know the party is ready, that we are preparing based on the principle that an endless aggression can happen, just like our will to push back the aggression is infinite.’

His remarks came after Israeli air strikes ‘completely destroyed’ at least three houses in southern Lebanon on Friday, the official Lebanese news agency NNA and the mayor of the affected border community said…”

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