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Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah: Any mistake would be expensive

 

Netanyahu responds to Nasrallah:

Any mistake would be expensive


The Israeli Prime Minister

Benjamin Netanyahu

threatened in a speech followed by a speech by the Secretary-General of

Lebanon's Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, that any mistake would be expensive.


Netanyahu added that

he rejects any temporary ceasefire in the Gaza Strip

saying he would proceed with the military offensive

until the release of hostages held by Hamas.


Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of

State Anthony Blinken on Friday

who tried to pressure Israel into entering into a temporary ceasefire to improve

the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. He also called on

the Israeli leadership to do more to protect civilians.


Shortly after his meeting with Blinken

Netanyahu told reporters that Israel "continues with all its strength"

in its attack on Gaza and "rejects a temporary ceasefire that

does not include the return of hostages held by Hamas."


Nasrallah said that :

since October 8, the Islamic resistance has been fighting a real battle that

is felt only by those already on the border


and the Lebanese Front has forced tens of

thousands of residents of border settlements to displace

and 43 settlements in northern occupied Palestine

have been evacuated because of our operations."


Hamas captured some 240 people in its attack on the cover of Gaza on

7 October and subsequently led to the war between Israel and Hamas.


The attack

killed some 1,400 people in Israel

while more than 9,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the beginning of

Israel's bombing of the Gaza Strip, according to Palestinian Health Ministry data.



Washington:

We don't want the conflict to turn into a bloodier war between

Israel and Lebanon than 2006.


The United States

announced that Lebanon's Hezbollah should not "exploit"

he war between Israel and Hamas after Hizbullah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah declared that the prospects for an expansion of

this war against Tel Aviv were "open."


US National Security Council

spokesman John Kirby said:

We and our partners have been clear: Hezbollah and other parties

whether States or not, should not attempt to exploit the ongoing conflict.



He added:

You Americans know that if the battle begins in the region

you will pay the price for your interests, your soldiers and your fleets.

Whoever wants to prevent a regional war must rush to stop

the aggression against Gaza.


The war between Israel

and Palestine has entered its 28th day since the start of

Operation Tuvan al-Aqsa, as the Israeli army continues to bomb

the Gaza Strip against international fears of a widening conflict in the Middle East.


Since October 7, 9,227 people have been killed

and more than 23,500 wounded.


More than 1,400 people, including hundreds of military personnel

were killed on the Israeli side. Hamas captured more than 240 Israelis.