Previously, the Hezbollah chief called on the Lebanese political and militant movement to join forces with Hamas in Gaza to “confront” Israel’s “aggression against the Palestinian people” amid Tel Aviv’s plans to swallow up much of the West Bank.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah stepped up his verbal attack on israel on Tuesday evening, calling Tel Aviv’s plans to ‘apply sovereignty’ to parts of the West Bank and the Jordan Valley an “extremely dangerous” prospect for Lebanon, and warning that Hezbollah would not stand idly by if the Netanyahu government proceeded with its plans.
“We support the Palestinian people and its leadership, and are ready to do anything to block and prevent the annexation plan,” he added, echoing remarks he made Monday in which he called on Hezbollah and Hamas to “unite ranks” to halt Tel Aviv’s “aggression”.
Vowing to ‘apply sovereignty’ to as much as 30 percent of the occupied West Bank territories and making it a key plank of his campaign platform ahead of the March legislative elections, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has so far held off on the decision amid international pressure and suspected internal disagreements between Likud and its grand coalition partner Blue and White, led by Defence Minister Benny Gantz. On Monday, Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said moving forward with the plan is “not within the agenda for…