Hezbollah promises to cease fire if Gaza truce is secured

The statement comes as delegations from Egypt, the US, Qatar, and Israel meet in Doha to discuss a Gaza truce.

Xinhua/News Desk July 11, 2024
People work to put out fires after Hezbollah launched projectiles at Israel, amid hostilities between Hezbollah and Israeli forces, in the Galilee, northern Israel. Photo: REUTERS

Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrallah confirmed on Wednesday that his group will stop attacking Israel if an agreement is reached on a ceasefire in Gaza.

Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech commemorating Mohammad Ni'mah Nasser, a party leader killed by Israel in southern Lebanon last week.

The Hezbollah leader also made a response to Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant's earlier comments about the potential continuation of conflict in Lebanon even if Gaza's war ends, asserting the importance of defending Lebanon's south and its people.

"Is the enemy who is unable to end operations in Rafah and achieve any gains capable of invading south of the Litani River in southern Lebanon?" he asked.

Moreover, Nasrallah reiterated Hezbollah will support whatever decision is made by Hamas in its negotiations with Israel.

"The brothers in Hamas know best," he stated, emphasizing that Hamas negotiates on behalf of all resistance factions and that Hezbollah will back all its decisions.

Nasrallah's words came while delegations from Egypt, the United States, Qatar, and Israel met on Wednesday in Qatar's capital Doha to resume the Gaza truce talks.


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