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Leaders: Hamas will sit out if Israel and Iran go to war
“If there is a war between [the] two powers, Hamas will not be part of such a war,” Salah Bardawil, a member of Hamas‘ political leadership, said in an interview with the Guardian. “Hamas is not part of military alliances in the region. Our strategy is to defend our rights.”
“There is speculation about what would happen if Israel bombed Iran’s nuclear facilities,” Mr. Nasrallah said in an interview with a Beirut newspaper. “I tell you that the Iranian leadership will not ask Hezbollah to do anything. On that day, we will sit, think and decide what we will do.”
His comment might have been aimed at deterring an Israeli attack on Lebanon in the opening of military action against Iran. Israel has warned that it will strike against Hezbollah and infrastructure in Lebanon if it were to go to war with Iran.
The Islamic republic reportedly has supplied Hezbollah with 40,000 rockets and missiles via Syria, making the Lebanese militia a formidable strategic ally for Iran and a deterrent against an Israeli attack.
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