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Hezbollah head vows group will not ‘be silent’ after Israeli killing of Hamas deputy chief
- Web Desk
- Jan 03, 2024
BEIRUT: The head of Lebanon’s powerful armed group Hezbollah said on Wednesday that Israel’s killing of the deputy chief of allied Palestinian faction Hamas in Beirut was “a major, dangerous crime about which we cannot be silent.”
In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Hezbollah’s cross-border shelling of Israel starting on October 8 had prevented a broader bombing campaign by Israel, warning Israel that there would be “no ceilings” and “no rules” to his group’s fighting if Israel chose to launch a war on Lebanon.
srael killed Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri in a drone strike in Lebanon’s capital Beirut on Tuesday.
Israeli hostage killed last month during failed rescue attempt
Israeli hostage Sahar Baruch was killed last month during a rescue attempt by special forces in Gaza, the Israeli military said on Wednesday, without giving details.
Hamas said on December 8 that a hostage it named as Sa’ar Baruch, had been killed during an attempted rescue operation.
“At this point, it is not possible to determine the circumstances of Sahar’s death, and it is not known whether he was murdered by Hamas or killed by our forces’ fire,” the military said in a statement.
Baruch was among the 240 hostages seized by Hamas gunmen when they stormed into southern Israel on October 7.
More than 100 have since been released under agreements brokered by Qatar and other countries and one hostage was rescued by Israeli forces.
At least 123 remain in Gaza, of whom at least 23 have been declared dead by Israeli authorities.