Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah to make first speech on Israel-Gaza war

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of the Lebanese Shia Islamist group Hezbollah, is expected to address his followers on Friday, his first public comments since the Israel-Hamas war broke out.

The speech is likely to indicate the group’s next moves, as its fighters and the Israeli army are engaged in intense attacks on the Lebanon-Israel border.

This has raised fears the area could become another front in the conflict.

So far, however, the violence has largely been contained.

Since Hamas carried out the 7 October attacks on Israel, killing more than 1,400 people, Lebanon has been on edge, closely watching Hezbollah.

The group has intensified its attacks on Israel, which is retaliating. But both sides have apparently taken steps to avoid a dangerous escalation, and most strikes have been limited to the border area.

This, however, could change.

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