Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, head of Lebanon’s powerful armed group Hezbollah, said the killing of the deputy chief of Hamas in Beirut was “a major, dangerous crime about which we cannot be silent.”
In a televised speech on Wednesday, Nasrallah blamed Israel for the attack and offered his condolences to Hamas for what he called a “flagrant Israeli aggression” that killed Saleh al-Arouri, veteran Palestine leader.
“Hezbollah is not afraid of war,” Nasrallah said.
Nasrallah said that if Israel decides to launch a full-scale offensive, then Hezbollah would fight back with its full military capabilities
Nasrallah is set to deliver another televised speech on Friday.
Saleh al-Arouri, the Deputy Head of the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas, was assassinated by Israel while in an office in West Beirut on Tuesday, January 2.
Aside from killing Arouri, the three missiles fired from the Israeli drone also killed two top Al-Qassam leaders in Lebanon, Samir Fandi and Azam al-Aqra’.
In an official statement, Hamas confirmed the assassination of Al Arouri with strong words.
“This cowardly assassination attacks, which the Zionist occupation is carrying out against our leadership and the symbols of our Palestinian people, inside and outside Palestine, will not succeed in breaking our will and the steadfastness of our people,” a top member of Hamas’ political bureau, Izzat al-Rishq, said.