Hezbollah MP: Israeli attacks on Baalbek, any region won't remain unanswered

During a funeral procession for a Hezbollah fighter on Monday, one of the group's lawmakers, Hassan Fadlallah, lambasted the Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon’s eastern district of Baalbek, a Hezbollah bastion near the border with Syria.

"This Zionist encroachment will not push us to retreat, it will rather increase our determination," Fadlallah said in a televised address.

Israel's "aggression on Baalbek or any other region will not remain unanswered, and the resistance will respond in the appropriate manner," he added.

Israel struck Hezbollah targets near Baalbek on Monday, killing two group members, security sources said, the first such attack on Lebanon's east since hostilities began after the Gaza war erupted.

The Israeli army said the strikes targeted Hezbollah air defense systems in retaliation for the group’s downing of one of its drones in south Lebanon earlier on Monday.

Source: Agence France Presse

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