In his first speech since the 11-day Israeli-Palestinian conflict began two weeks ago, Hassan Nasrallah, head of Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, warned on Tuesday that any violations of the holy sites in Jerusalem would trigger a local war.
“The Israelis must understand that breaching the holy city and Al-Aqsa mosque and sanctuaries won’t stop at Gaza resistance,” Nasrallah said, adding that Hamas’ relentless terror rocket fire into Israel constituted a “great victory.”
“Jerusalem means a regional war. All the resistance movements cannot stand by and watch this happening if the holy city is in real, grave danger,” he added.
Nasrallah stressed that Israel had entered a “very dangerous phase,” and that the recent conflict had revived the Palestinian cause in the global arena and crushed Israel’s efforts to normalize relations with Arab countries in the region.
“I can definitely say after [this] that the Deal of the Century is over,” Nasrallah added, referring to the Israeli-Arab peace deals brokered by the Trump administration. But now that the pro-Palestinian Biden administration is in power, stability in the region is once again at risk and Israel is under attack.