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.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Wishful thinking. It’s now been more than eight years since Hezbollah’s last war with Israel. That gap in fighting didn’t happen by chance or because Hezbollah went through a spasm of pacifism. That it now admits to needing Sunnis is a clear sign of weakness.

    • I do hope so, besides they have their hands full in Syria.

  • BillyHW

    Haha, their next war is going to be against the Islamic State.

  • Minicapt

    1. When you are 0 for 6, always announce that you will double-down.
    2. Qaouk likes a daouk?


  • Xavier

    Cool. When they group up, it takes fewer missiles.

  • Exile1981

    Let’s be honest the fact is they will just as gladly kill each other as kill the non-believers. So neither the shia or sunni factions will trust the other with weapons behind them.

    This is just a PR promise to try and lull the sunni into a false sense of security.