Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has publicly distanced his group and Iran from Hamas’s recent attack on Israel, indicating support for Gaza but refraining from declaring war. In his speech, he warned the U.S. against consequences for Israel’s actions and urged patience to those expecting Hezbollah to escalate the conflict, hinting at more actions to come. Meanwhile, Hezbollah continues to launch attacks against Israel and considers a more significant role if Hamas is under existential threat.
- Nasrallah clarified that Hezbollah and Iran were not involved in Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel and the operation was a Palestinian initiative.
- He warned the U.S. of repercussions if Israel’s retaliatory measures lead to a regional conflict, yet showed restraint to preserve Hezbollah’s strategic position.
- Hezbollah, while launching daily attacks on Israel, is being cautious about full-scale involvement in the conflict unless there’s an existential threat to Hamas.
- Nasrallah’s approach reduces immediate concerns of a new military front against Israel, suggesting a strategic balance to support Gaza without exhausting Hezbollah’s resources.