On the sidelines, Hezbollah looms large over Gaza battle

File photo: Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah BEIRUT: Ever since their last war in 2006, Israel and Lebanon‘s powerful Hezbollah militia have constantly warned that a new round between them is inevitable. Yet once again, a potential trigger has gone unpulled. Hezbollah’s shadow loomed large during Israel and Hamas‘ two-week battle, with the possibility it … Read more

Hamas Israel conflict: How Hamas surprised Israel with its abundant firepower | World News

Analysts say Hamas is able to fire more frequently and further into Israel compared with past conflicts over Gaza, partly due to backing from Iran. AP Photo PARIS: Hamas can count on abundant stocks of rockets and other weaponry in its ongoing conflict with Israel, with the Palestinian militant group boasting an even deeper and … Read more

All eyes on Hezbollah as tensions rise on Israel border

A Palestinian walks by a building hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. BEIRUT: Israel’s deadly Gaza offensive has many eyes trained on the Lebanese border for a Hezbollah reaction, but observers argue the Iran-backed movement is unlikely to risk an all-out conflict. Incidents at the border in recent days have raised the temperature … Read more