Daily Israel Report

Hamas Calls on Hezbollah to Join 'Resistance' Against Israel

Hamas spokesperson reportedly urges Hezbollah to 'open the Lebanese front,' as IDF operation in Gaza expands.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 7/30/2014, 4:56 PM

Hezbollah military parade
Hezbollah military parade
Reuters

Hamas has urged Hezbollah to join the fight against Israel, according to multiple sources, after Israel's self-defense operation against the terror organization in Gaza has expanded further. 

“We hope the Lebanese front will open and together we will fight against this formation [Israel],” deputy head of Hamas’ political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk told Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

“There’s no arguing that Lebanese resistance could mean a lot,” Abu Marzouk stressed.

The remarks surface just minutes after Hamas rejected yet another humanitarian ceasefire from Israel, which had expanded its operation in Gaza earlier Wednesday. 

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has expressed support for Hamas's fight against the Jewish state on multiple occasions, including in an extended series of comments last week calling Hezbollah Hamas's "true partners." 

“We, in Hezbollah, stand beside the Palestinian people and the Palestinian resistance without an exception. We will not spare any means of support that we can and are able to provide,” Nasrallah said, according to The Daily Star. “We feel that we are true partners with the Palestinian resistance. ... Your victory is our own."

Nasrallah said that Hezbollah was closely following up political and field developments in Gaza.

“To the Zionist I say: In Gaza, you are moving in a circle of failure and do not go to the circle of suicide or a total collapse,” he declared.