Hezbollah vows 'solidarity' with Palestinians after Al-Aqsa attack

AFP , Thursday 6 Apr 2023

Lebanon's pro-Iranian armed movement Hezbollah said Thursday it would support "all measures" Palestinian groups may take against Israel after Israel's attack in Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque.

File Photo: An image grab taken from Hezbollah s al-Manar TV shows Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon s Hezbollah. AFP


"Hezbollah forcefully denounces the assault carried out by the Israeli occupation forces against Al-Aqsa mosque compound and its attacks on the faithful," Hezbollah said in a statement.

"Hezbollah proclaims its full solidarity with the Palestinian people and the resistance groups, and pledges that it will stand with them in all measures they take to protect worshippers and the Al-Aqsa mosque and to deter the enemy from continuing its attacks."

Global concern has mounted after Israeli police attacked Palestinians worshippers inside Islam's third-holiest site, sparking an exchange of rockets and air strikes with militants in Gaza, with fears of further escalation.

Two more rockets were fired late Wednesday from Gaza towards Israel, and fresh altercations broke out at Al-Aqsa mosque as the Jewish Passover coincides with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The last major military confrontation between Israel and Hezbollah, in 2006, left more than 1,200 dead on the Lebanese side, mostly civilians, and 160 on the Israeli side, mostly soldiers.

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