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Lebanese MP says Hezbollah to forcefully respond to Israel after 3 children, grandmother killed in strike

A member of Hezbollah-led bloc in the Lebanese parliament says the resistance group will respond forcefully to any attack by the Israeli regime that targets civilians in Lebanon.

Ali Fayyad, a member of Loyalty to the Resistance bloc — the political wing of Hezbollah in the Lebanese parliament — said on Tuesday that the group has yet to show all its power amid a confrontation with the Israeli regime that started early last month after Israel launched a war on the small Palestinian territory of Gaza Strip.

“The resistance will respond double to any aggression that targets civilians … It hasn’t yet shown all its weight,” Fayyad said while attending a funeral for members of a Lebanese family killed in an Israeli strike two days earlier.

Three girls aged between 10 and 14 and their grandmother were killed in the Israeli strike on Sunday as they were traveling in a family car in southern Lebanon, according to a statement from the Lebanese authorities.

The Israeli military said after the attack that it had identified the car “as a suspected transport for terrorists” although it admitted that civilians may have been inside the car.

A banner featuring the emblem of Hezbollah showed the three girls and called them martyrs as they were buried on Tuesday.

Hezbollah has been involved in clashes with Israel since the regime launched an all-out invasion on Gaza on October 7, hours after fighters of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas infiltrated into the Israeli-occupied territories of Palestine as part of an unprecedented operation.

The operation led to some 1,400 deaths among Israeli settlers and military forces. Israel’s aggression on Gaza has left more than 10,000 people killed, including over 5,000 children.

Hezbollah has warned that the scope of its military action in support of the Palestinians could expand if Israel does not stop its massacre in Gaza.

Hezbollah’s attacks on the Israeli regime over the past weeks have killed seven soldiers and one settler while some 60 Hezbollah fighters and 10 civilians have been killed in Israeli attacks on Lebanon over the same period.

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