In yesterday’s Daily Dispatch, we reported that Hamas, Fatah, and other Palestinian terror groups had congratulated Hezbollah on the deadly strike this week that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven. Now The Times of Israel’s Elhanan Miller reports that Hezbollah is congratulating itself on the attack, while threatening more such violence against Israel:
A day after Hezbollah’s deadly attack on an IDF convoy on Lebanon’s border with Israel, the organization on Thursday touted the strike as a masterful display of military prowess and intelligence acuity while collecting plaudits from abroad.
The Shiite terror group received letters of congratulation from across the Arab world, including from rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah, according to a report in pro-Hezbollah daily As-Safir.
Mahmoud Abbas’s movement displayed an image of Hezbollah’s claim of responsibility on its official Facebook page.
Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah had postponed a much-anticipated appearance from last week to Friday, “opting for a response before the speech, not vice versa,” reported As-Safir.
“This is the first installment of the open account between us and Israel,” As-Safir quoted Nasrallah as saying.
But despite Nasrallah’s promise of more to come, the excited coverage on Lebanese media affiliated with Hezbollah indicated the mission was complete, and characterized it as a job well done.
According to As-Safir, Hezbollah’s attack on the IDF convoy was a necessary response to Israel’s alleged airstrike in Quneitra last week, an attack which had “tried to change the rules of engagement” along the northern border.