MembersWhy Hezbollah Won’t Start a War With Israel

While everyone’s predicting a fresh flare-up, the Iranian proxy can’t possibly be that stupid

| Topics: Iran, Hezbollah, Lebanon, Hassan Nasrallah
Photo: Olivier Fitoussi /Flash90

Many Middle East experts believe that Hezbollah has yet to have the last word in the conflict with Israel and that it will continue to respond to what the group’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, refers to as “Israeli aggression,” the most recent incidents being an enemy UAV that crashed in Beirut and the killing of two Hezbollah militants in Syria. 

This assessment is in line with the IDF’s calculations that Hezbollah will carry out another revenge attack to upset Israel’s dominance and to please their Iranian sponsors.

It should be remembered that Iran established Hezbollah in Lebanon in the early 1980s and since then has been equipping the jihadists with the most advanced weapons, much of which are bombed by Israel while en route through Syria. Even so, Iran has organized the once-marginalized Shiite community in Lebanon into an organized and powerful militia that today threatens regional stability. With the collapse of Syria, Iran is now a major...

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