Qassem: Our presence in the confrontation is what deters the enemy

Hezbollah deputy chief Sheikh Naim Qassem on Wednesday said that his group’s “presence in the confrontation” with Israel is “what deters the enemy.”

“The ceiling of the confrontation on Lebanon’s front has been limited, except for some exceptions and responses to these exceptions, but when the enemy escalates to a higher ceiling, our response will be bigger,” Qassem said.

“We will not retreat on the battlefield and any development depends on the battlefield and the confrontation,” Hezbollah’s number two added, noting that Hezbollah is “in the position of deterring the Israeli enemy and rejecting its schemes” while “hoping for victory.”

Hezbollah has been striking at Israeli posts along the border since the Israel-Hamas war broke out on October 7.

More than 200 people, the vast majority of them Hezbollah fighters, have been killed in Lebanon since the violence broke out more than four months ago. The dead include more than 20 civilians.

Source: Naharnet

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