Gaza War: Lebanon is a support front and options are open

Hassan Nasrallah’s speech, November 3

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Hassan Nasrallah’s speech, November 3

About a month after the Al-Aqsa Flood operation and a little less than that period after Hezbollah opened the southern Lebanese front against Israel in connection with the events in Gaza, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah broke his silence with a speech preceded by excitement and anticipation, but in reality it did not contain any announcement or surprises. New.

“The speech was neither decisive nor decisive,” according to Dr. Sami Atallah, Director of the Center for Tomorrow’s Studies. Even in tone, the speech was not the loudest for Nasrallah, even though he left all options on the table by declaring that the party had already entered the battle and that “all possibilities on our front are open,” without revealing more within the policy of what he calls “constructive ambiguity.”

Support front

Nasrallah defined the features of the southern Lebanon-northern Israel front, which has been open for more than three weeks and witnesses exchange of attacks on a daily basis. According to Joseph Bahout, director of the Issam Fares Center at the American University of Beirut, Nasrallah considers “the Lebanon front a front of support, occupation, and attrition” – that is, support for Hamas and the Palestinian factions by occupying and dispersing the Israeli army.

According to Nasrallah, the Israeli army moved a third of its army to the northern front, which would reduce the pressure on Gaza. However, Nasrallah left the options open and considered that the equation could change according to the situation in Gaza and Israeli behavior in Lebanon.

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