The government of Lebanon asks Hezbollah not to increase the conflict with Israel


The Lebanese Foreign Minister has emphasized that the next 24 hours will show “whether they respond or not.” Earlier, Hezbollah had assured that the death of Saleh al Arouri along with six other people “will not go unanswered or unpunished.”

Lebanon’s government has confirmed it is in contact with the Shiite militia party Hezbollah to try to prevent an increase in conflict with Israel on the border following the death on Tuesday of a senior Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) official in a attributed to the Israeli army in the Lebanese capital Beirut.

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Abdullah Bu Habib stressed in statements to British radio station BBC 4 that the authorities had taken the initiative conversations with the group to ‘convince’ them that ‘they shouldn’t respond’ until the death of the ‘number two’ of Hamas’s political wing, Salé al Aruri.

According to him, it will become clear in the next 24 hours “whether they respond or not.” “We are very concerned. The Lebanese do not want to be dragged into a war with Israel)”, has explained.

In that sense he noticed that ‘Even Hezbollah does not want to be dragged into a regional war’ and has called on Western countries to “put pressure on Israel to end its violence and its actions, not only in Lebanon and not only in Beirut, but also in Gaza.”

Hours earlier, Hezbollah had assured that the death of Al Aruri along with six other people “will not go without reaction or punishment” and had warned that the attack in Beirut is “a dangerous event”, after weeks of fighting on the Lebanon-Israel border.

Source: EITB


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