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Hezbollah Likely To Halt Fighting In Event Of Israel-Hamas Ceasefire

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Reuters reportingthat, according to two sources, Lebanon-based Hezbollah, "will halt fire on Israel" if Hamas agrees to a ceasefire with Israel in Gaza, "unless Israeli forces keep shelling Lebanon."

  • The sources said: "The moment Hamas announces its approval of the truce, and the moment the truce is declared, Hezbollah will adhere to the truce and will stop operations in the south immediately, as happened the previous time."
  • Hamas is reportedly consideringa ceasefire framework, that would suspend fighting for 40 days, proposed by Israel in Paris last week but there have been mixed signals from Qatari and US officials on the prospect of Hamas agreeing to the proposal.
  • Although Hezbollah has engaged in frequent cross border fire with Israel since the outbreak of the war it has refrained from mobilising troops for a major confrontation. As Hezbollah is the best equipped and largest of the Iranian-backed militant groups in the region, its entry into the war presents one of the greatest risks to a broader regional conflagration.
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Reuters reportingthat, according to two sources, Lebanon-based Hezbollah, "will halt fire on Israel" if Hamas agrees to a ceasefire with Israel in Gaza, "unless Israeli forces keep shelling Lebanon."

  • The sources said: "The moment Hamas announces its approval of the truce, and the moment the truce is declared, Hezbollah will adhere to the truce and will stop operations in the south immediately, as happened the previous time."
  • Hamas is reportedly consideringa ceasefire framework, that would suspend fighting for 40 days, proposed by Israel in Paris last week but there have been mixed signals from Qatari and US officials on the prospect of Hamas agreeing to the proposal.
  • Although Hezbollah has engaged in frequent cross border fire with Israel since the outbreak of the war it has refrained from mobilising troops for a major confrontation. As Hezbollah is the best equipped and largest of the Iranian-backed militant groups in the region, its entry into the war presents one of the greatest risks to a broader regional conflagration.