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Hezbollah chief Nasrallah said group could escalate response to Israel

Hundreds of Hezbollah and Amal supporters drove a motorcade along the length of the Blue Line – the UN-demarcated border between Israel and Lebanon – on Monday to celebrate 20 years since Israeli forces withdrew from southern Lebanon [@alishoeib1970 /Twitter]
Hundreds of Hezbollah and Amal supporters drove a motorcade along the length of the Blue Line – the UN-demarcated border between Israel and Lebanon – on Monday to celebrate 20 years since Israeli forces withdrew from southern Lebanon [@alishoeib1970 /Twitter]

The leader of Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah said that while his group had chosen to respond to Israeli air strikes on open land, it could escalate with a different strategy in future, Reuters reported.

Hezbollah fired rockets towards Israeli forces on Friday, drawing retaliatory fire from Israel into south Lebanon in a third day of cross-border back and forth amid wider tensions with Iran.

Hezbollah wanted to show that Israeli air strikes would be responded to and in an appropriate manner, Nasrallah said, adding that the response could be in any open land in "Northern occupied Palestine," Galilee, or the Golan Heights.

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