Hezbollah has joined Hamas in its attack on Israel, Fox News reports.
Hezbollah, like Hamas, is another Iranian-backed militant group.
ABC News reports:
Hezbollah . . . is an Iran-backed, Shiite Muslim political party and militant group based in Lebanon . . . Today, it controls much of the Shiite-majority areas of Lebanon, including parts of the capital, Beirut.
Both Hamas and Hezbollah have been designated as terrorist groups by several countries, including the United States. Yet, despite this fact, and despite the atrocities that Hamas has perpetrated against the Israeli people in the past week, the United Nations, as we will see, still refuses to label Hamas as a terrorist group.
We know that Hezbollah has joined Hamas' attack on Israel for several reasons.
For one, Hezbollah Deputy Chief Naim Kassem made it clear on Friday that Hezbollah is ready to join the Israel-Hamas war. Kassem said:
Hezbollah knows its duties perfectly well. We are prepared and ready, fully ready. The question being asked, which everyone is waiting for, is what Hezbollah will do and what will its contribution be? "We will contribute to the confrontation within our plan. ... When the time comes for any action, we will carry it out.
Also on Friday, Hezbollah, according to multiple outlets, took responsibility for some of the recent attacks on Israel. Fox News, for example, reports:
The militant group Hezbollah took responsibility Friday for targeting Israeli military posts with small-arms fire along the country's border with Lebanon, and the Israelis responded with artillery strikes.
Another reason why we know that Hezbollah has joined the attack is the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have said as much. On X, the IDF reported that its drone was "currently striking terrorist targets belonging to Hezbollah in Lebanon."
So, it is clear now that Hezbollah has teamed up with Hamas in its attack on Israel.
Fox separately reports that the United Nations, despite the atrocities that we have seen from Hamas in the past week, still refuses to label Hamas as a terrorist group. The same is true for Hezbollah.
"The Council, under resolutions passed in 1999, 2011, and 2015, sanctions ISIS and al Qaeda, along with associated individuals and groups. The Council’s committee on those resolutions oversees sanctions measured imposed by the council," Fox reports.
The outlet adds, "However, there are no such sanctions in place for Hamas and Hezbollah."
The reason for this, according to Fox, is that the U.N. claims that groups like Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist groups but rather legitimate political movements.
It would likely be very difficult for the U.N. to defend this point of view considering the atrocities that Hamas is reported to have committed against the Israeli people over the past week.