Hezbollah to Israel: bomb was message

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Hezbollah said an attack on Lebanon’s border with Israel that left two Israeli soldiers injured was a “message” for Israel.

“This is a message. Even though we are busy in Syria and on the eastern front in Lebanon, our eyes remain open and our resistance is ready to confront the Israeli enemy,” Sheik Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary-general, told Lebanese OTV television on Oct. 7, Reuters reported.

The soldiers were injured Oct. 7 by a bomb planted near the border with Lebanon. A Hezbollah cell called the Ali Hassan Martyr Unit took responsibility for the attack.

The Israeli military responded by firing  tank shells into southern Lebanon, the Israeli army confirmed.

Hezbollah members have been fighting with the Syrian army in the country’s civil war.

Israel and Lebanon have been in a technical state of war since the end of the Second Lebanon War in 2006. — jta