Documents From Khan Younis Prove: Sinwar Had Hezbollah Commitment For Attack In North

Fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah carry out a training exercise in Aaramta village in the Jezzine District, southern Lebanon, Sunday, May 21, 2023. The show of force came ahead of "Liberation Day," the annual celebration of the withdrawal of Israeli forces from south Lebanon on May 25, 2000, and in the wake of a recent escalation of the Israel-Palestinian conflict in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In the wake of Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel on October 7th, it was feared that the terrorist group had coordinated with Hezbollah to attack the northern Galilee in a similar manner, thus opening two full fronts against Israel. Such coordination occurred at the outset of the Yom Kippur war, when the Syrians attacked together with the Egyptians, inflicting heavy losses on the IDF.

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Ynet journalist Yossi Yehoshua has revealed that Yahya Sinwar had received a commitment from Hezbollah to attack at the same time. Documents found in Khan Younis included a letter from Sinwar to his followers which stated that “We received a commitment that the axis (i.e. Iran-Hezbollah) will participate in the great liberation project due to our connection with them.” In other documents Sinwar repeated the commitment he had received from Hezbollah that it would attack and “conquer the Galilee.”

In the end Hezbollah leader Nasrallah disappointed Sinwar. Although the terrorist organization brought some small part of his Redwan forces to the border and was on high alert to invade Israel, because he didn’t know the timing of Hamas the invasion plan did not materialize immediately and within a day Israel had brought heavy military forces to the northern border, taking away Hezbollah’s element of surprise.

Yossi Yehoshua suggested that Hezbollah first wanted to see the success of Hamas’s operation before committing its own forces and by the time it realized the dimensions of the Hamas attack, the IDF had reorganized in the north and prevented effective implementation of the Hezbollah plans.

Another possible reason for Hezbollah’s reticence was that Iran, knowing that Israel would respond with significant force, held them back. Iran’s main reason for building and funding the Hezbollah with a billion dollars yearly was not to help Hamas but rather to provide a response if Israel attacks the nuclear facilities in Iran.

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1 month ago

Typical of the Arabs, to stab each other in the back too.

1 month ago

Israel MUST bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, We have the mishmar of the Aibishter.