Hezbollah will adhere to the declared ceasefire if Israel does the same and any escalation by Israel in southern Lebanon or Gaza during the ceasefire will be met with a response from Hezbollah, according to a Hezbollah official who informed Al Jazeera. Prof. Amatzia Baram, a senior researcher on Middle East affairs, had previously claimed that this was Nasrallah’s intention from the beginning of the ongoing war. Nasrallah’s plea for a ceasefire went unnoticed by many in his last speech, emphasizing three times that a ceasefire in Gaza was demanded because he recognized that by doing so, he would not have to respond with attacks in the north to show solidarity with the Palestinians.
Nasrallah had previously made a public pledge that Hezbollah and Hamas would unite in their fight against Israel, as it was widely understood that they were coordinating their efforts. According to Prof. Baram, Iran and Hezbollah are awaiting one of two scenarios to initiate an attack on Israel: if Israel were to target Iran’s nuclear facilities, or when the disintegration process of Israel is complete.
Hezbollah cannot risk bringing destruction upon his country and its civilian population, as he cannot risk bringing destruction upon his country and its civilian population. Therefore, if a ceasefire is implemented, Nasrallah’s dream will come true. At present, if a ceasefire is implemented, Nasrallah’s dream will come true, as he will not be seen as a coward who refrained from launching a full-scale attack on Israel and failed to protect the Palestinians as promised. This period, in which the residents are evacuated, cannot be wasted – we must stop abandoning the north and collapsing Hezbollah. It is our duty to appeal to the Americans to start this work and enter a diplomatic event. If the diplomatic axis does not succeed, and Hezbollah refuses to withdraw north of Litani, the UN and the other countries should give Israel the full political backing to attack Lebanon, eliminate Hezbollah and provide us with additional weapons and ammunition.