Tonight, tensions at the Israel-Lebanon border have reached new heights, and Hezbollah’s second in command, Naim Kasum, has provided an exclusive interview on American TV, shedding light on the militant group’s strategy. Currently, Hezbollah’s main goal is to distract the Israelis from their military action in Gaza. They aim to alleviate pressure on Gaza and prevent Israel from achieving its objectives. Additionally, Hezbollah wants to send a clear message that there will be serious consequences if Israel expands its attacks.
While distracting Israel is important, it is not Hezbollah’s only objective. The group’s leader, Hassan, has vowed to kill one Israeli civilian for every Lebanese civilian casualty, which has gained urgency after an Israeli airstrike claimed the lives of a woman and three children in Lebanon.
Israel claims that Hezbollah has already retaliated with 30 rocket strikes. As for Hezbollah’s future plans, they prefer not to disclose operational activities or targets.
Regarding Israel’s recent declaration of leading a global battle against Iranian-backed groups, including Hamas and Hezbollah, there is a differing perception. Israel refers to it as an axis of terror, while Iran and its allies consider it an axis of resistance. Lately, the axis of resistance has been more active, targeting American and Israeli interests across the Middle East. However, it is Israel and the US who hold the power to stop the aggression, according to Hezbollah.
If they do not, the situation could escalate further, and the potential for a wider regional conflict is a significant concern..