(JNS.org)Â Palestinian terrorist organizationsÂ praised Wednesday’s Hezbollah terrorist attack on a military convoy in northern Israel that killedÂ two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven others.
Two Israeli soldiers injured in Wednesday’s Hezbollah attack along the Israel-Lebanon border arrive at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa. Credit: Provided photo.
Hamas representatives in Lebanon, where Hezbollah is based,Â called the attackÂ a “natural response to recurring Zionist aggressions,” theÂ Jerusalem PostÂ reported. Additionally,Â Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, saidÂ Hezbollah has “the right to respond to Israeli occupation, especially following the last aggression on Syria,” in reference to a reported Jan. 18 Israeli airstrike that killed Hezbollah terrorists and an Iranian general.Â The Al-Quds Brigades of theÂ Islamic Jihad terror group, meanwhile,Â welcomed what itÂ called the “blessed” Hezbollah attack on Wednesday.
Hamas terrorist leader Mohammed Deif recently sent a letter to Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah expressing his condolences for the deaths of Hezbollah terrorists in the Jan. 18 airstrike.
“All of the forces of resistance must band together and unite against the Zionist enemy and its accomplices,” Deif wrote.
Edgar Vasquez, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department, said AmericaÂ “strongly condemns Hezbollah’s attack today on [the] IsraelÂ Defense Forces near the border between Lebanon and Israel, in blatant violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 (which was enacted to end the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon).”
“We support Israel’s legitimate right to self-defense,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psak, who askedÂ both sides in the conflict to “respect the [U.N.-drawn] Blue Line [border demarcation] between Israel and Lebanon.”
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