Hezbollah Threatens Israel with Fighting ‘Without Any Limits’

Ibrahim Al-Aminboard chairman of the pro-Hezbollah Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, threatened to wage war “without any limits” against Israel if it initiates a war against Lebanon.

Al-Aminboard’s words were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“What has happened in practice is that the rules of the conflict that prevailed before October 7 have collapsed. The enemy is trying to impose new rules, and it is doing so [by means of action] on the ground, not through diplomacy, and based on its perception – which is apparently shared by its American and European allies and even by some Arabs and Lebanese – that the resistance is deterred, otherwise it would have entered the war with all its force from the very first day,” MEMRI reported.

“If the enemy foolishly retaliates against the response of the resistance, it will find itself involved in this extensive war. In this case, [the war] will not have limits of any kind, even if the [Israeli] war on Gaza ends or will be close to ending. For the resistance in Lebanon, whose role is [also] connected to what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and all the way to Iran, will have the last word,” Al-Aminboard added.

Al-Aminboard quoted Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, saying, “The most important sentence in Nasrallah’s speech was: ‘[There is need] to prepare for a war without constraints and without limits.’ This indicates that the first lesson that has been learned from the Gaza war is that the resistance must prepare for a different kind of confrontation against the enemy’s enormous fire-power.”

“This means that the Gaza war has invalidated all the previous perceptions – and if the enemy miscalculates it will have to prepare for [a scenario in which] Hizbullah will use its fire-power against the depths of [Israel’s territory] in a different way,” Al-Aminboard continued. “In this case, the equation will not be ‘a building for a building,’ but rather tens of thousands of fatalities within the enemy entity in retaliation for thousands of fatalities in Lebanon. Any reasonable person can understand that the weapons of the resistance in any future war will certainly not be conventional weapons. These statements are surely not to the liking of the occupation. You have been warned!”

Reacting to the recent death of Saleh Arouri, a Hamas leader, Nasrallah said, “Whoever thinks of war with us, in one word, he will regret it.”

Israel has denied involvement in the assassination of Saleh Arouri.