Hezbollah's statement following Hamas's launch of the Al-Aqsa Flood operation against Israel on Saturday, 7 October, comprises four key points.
Hezbollah's first point said that the Al-Aqsa Flood operation served as a "message to the Arab and Islamic world and the international community as a whole, especially those seeking normalisation with this enemy, that the Palestinian cause is an ongoing one, alive until victory and liberation."
This narrative suggests political motives for the battle, although Hamas itself never outlined this as one of the reasons for launching its offensive.
On its part, Hamas framed the Al-Aqsa Flood operation as a response to "the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people and the occupation's disregard for international laws amid US and Western support and international silence, “ as stated by Mohammed Deif, the General Commander of the Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's armed wing, who also called for "an uprising to support Al-Aqsa."
A snap analysis of Hezbollah's suggestive statement elucidates Hezbollah's view of the war, which, unsurprisingly, matches Iran's overall regional outlook.
On Sunday, in northern Israel, a brief exchange of strikes with Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group fanned fears that the fighting could expand into a wider regional war.
Hezbollah fired rockets and shells Sunday at Israeli positions in a disputed area along the border, and Israel fired back using armed drones. The Israeli military later said the situation was calm after the exchange.