Hezbollah’s strategy has changed since the Second Lebanon War in 2006 and now dictates that in any conflict with Israel Hezbollah should invade the Jewish state, said Lebanese Parliament member Elwalid Succariyeh last week.

Speaking to Lebanon’s Al-Manar television, Succariyeh, a member of Hezbollah’s bloc in the Lebanese parliament, said that in a future war with Israel, Hezbollah should invade “the Galilee, the Hula Valley and pre-1948 Palestine.”

He added that Syria, too, has changed its strategy, with Iran’s assistance and approval, and that Hezbollah should fight alongside Syria if it invades northern Israel.

“After the July [2006] war, said Succariyeh, “the concepts changed. The strategy of the resistance is no longer to exhaust the Zionist enemy and to delay its advancement into Lebanon’s territory. We are going to war. [Israel] will not invade—we will be the ones to invade. We need to go into the Galilee.

“Syria has also changed its strategy. Of course, it did this in agreement with Iran. It planned together with Iran, and it has Iran’s support. If the Syrian army wants to attack [Israel] and liberate the Golan Heights, the resistance must stand alongside it as a partner in the attack in this war. Naturally, its job won’t be to delay the Israeli army’s advancement along the Beqaa Valley. [The resistance] must invade the Galilee, the Hula Valley and pre-1948 Palestine.

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