AFP reports on the latest Hezbollah activity this month after a violent conflict on the Lebanon-Israeli border:
Hezbollah is ready to strike the heart of Israel in the event of new aggression on Lebanon, the party’s deputy chief said on Wednesday, a day after deadly clashes between Lebanese and Israeli troops.
“Israel must understand that any aggression on Lebanon, no matter how small, gives us the complete right to retaliate when and how we find appropriate and in line with Lebanon’s political interests,” Sheikh Naim Qassem told AFP in an exclusive interview on Wednesday.
“Hezbollah chooses when to be patient and when to retaliate,” he added.
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Today Ha’aretz reports:
Lebanon will decline any military assistance from the United States that is conditioned on its agreeing not to use those weapons against Israel, Defense Minister Elias Murr said yesterday.
Murr was responding to a decision by the U.S. Congress earlier this week to suspend $100 million in aid over concerns that the equipment would be used against Israel or would fall into the hands of Hezbollah, for use against the Lebanese army.
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