Top Hezbollah official: Shi’ites and Sunnis will unite to fight Israel in next battle

Hezbollah’s Executive Council chief Sheikh Nabil Qaouk said that Hezbollah is preparing for the next confrontation with Israel, in which thousands of Sunnis will join the Lebanese Shi’ite terror group, according to the Lebanese news site The Daily Star.

Hezbollah’s involvement in the Syrian civil war and support of the Syrian regime that is fighting Sunni forces, has exacerbated Lebanon’s already fraught sectarian lines. Qaouk accused Israel of exploiting the sectarian aspect of the Syrian crisis to weaken Hezbollah

“Hezbollah’s response to Israel’s bet on Sunni-Shi’ite strife is this: The resistance is preparing for the next war with Israel, and thousands of our Sunni brothers in Lebanon will be among the ranks [of the] resistance,” Qaouk said during a Hezbollah ceremony in Sidon, according the report.