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Iranian Leader Says Third Intifada Has Begun Against Israel | The Daily Caller

Palestinians are engaged in a third intifada, or uprising, which will inflict “another defeat” on Israel, according to the supreme leader of Iran.

“The intifada that has begun for the third time in the occupied lands, is subject to more suppression than the previous two, but it is still moving forward in a bright and hopeful manner,” said Khamenei during a speech at the event. “And by Allah’s permission, we will see that this intifada will begin a very important chapter in the history of fighting and that it will inflict another defeat on that usurping regime.”

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Iranian Leader Says Third Intifada Has Begun Against Israel | The Daily Caller

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel | Reuters

Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a “cancerous tumor” that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated.

“… by Allah’s permission, we will see that this intifada will begin a very important chapter in the history of fighting and that it will inflict another defeat on that usurping regime,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, according to his website.

“The Palestinian intifada continues to gallop forward in a thunderous manner so that it can achieve its other goals until the complete liberation of Palestine,” he said, according to the transcript of the speech posted on his website.

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel | Reuters

Hezbollah warns ‘no red lines’ in next war with Israel | The Times of Israel

Hezbollah will not keep to any “red lines” in a future war with Israel, Nasrallah cautioned.

“In the face of Israel’s threats to destroy Lebanon’s infrastructure, we will not abide by red lines, especially regarding Haifa’s ammonia and the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Hezbollah possesses the full courage for this,” he said, according to an English translation of his comments reported by the Naharnet website.

He also warned Israel to “count to a million” before going to war in Lebanon.

Hezbollah warns ‘no red lines’ in next war with Israel | The Times of Israel

Syrian official vows to back Hezbollah in potential war against Israel – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

A senior Syrian official vowed to back Hezbollah in any future conflict that the Lebanese terror group may have with Israel, in an interview with Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Rai on Monday.

“We will be partners with Hezbollah in any future war against Israel,” the unnamed official, whom the newspaper labeled “one of the senior decision-makers in Syria,” said.

Syrian official vows to back Hezbollah in potential war against Israel – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

“Iran is not bound by religious differences. Just as we help the Shiite Hezbollah in Lebanon, we help the (Sunni) Hamas and Islamic Jihad, and we will continue to do so in the future.” Source: QUOTABLE QUOTES

It’s not unreasonable to assume that if Hezbollah goes to war against Israel then both Syria and Hamas would join the fight.

War with Hamas:

Is war with Israel on the horizon with Hamas’s new Gaza leader? – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post
Amid Lull in Hostilities, Hamas Readies for War Against Israel
Hamas ‘ready for a new war in Israel by summer’, former IDF general says

War with Hezbollah:

Is a new Middle East war on Israel’s horizon?
Iranian Revolutionary Guards Spokesman: Settlements Will Spark War That Will Lead to Israel’s Destruction

Hizbollah boosted by battleground successes in Syria conflict

“If it gets too heated, you could see Iran or Hizbollah instigating down there [Israel] to kind of shift attention?.?.?.?to remind the administration that they can retaliate against the Israelis,” Mr Alzayat says.

Hizbollah boosted by battleground successes in Syria conflict

In short, what this means is that the next Israeli war is likely to involve Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas. And it is likely to be big.

Israel boosts missile defenses against Hezbollah – UPI.com

Israel’s midlevel anti-missile system known as David’s Sling is close to becoming operation­al just as tensions are building once more between the United States and Iran.

The system passed its final tests in January amid expectations that it could soon be deployed to de­fend sensitive sites in Israel against Hezbollah’s arsenal of missiles and rockets, estimated by Israel at about 140,000 of all types.

Israel boosts missile defenses against Hezbollah – UPI.com

Hezbollah said to have obtained ‘game-changing’ anti-ship missiles | The Times of Israel

Hezbollah’s possession of the Yakhont missiles was revealed by unnamed Western intelligence officials over the weekend at the Munich Security Conference, where world leaders and defense ministers are meeting to discuss major security issues, according to a report in the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth. The reports did not reveal in what forum the revelations were made.

If true, Hezbollah’s possession of the missiles would represent a serious threat to Israeli interests in the Mediterranean; endangering both Israeli commercial vessels sailing in shipping lanes off the Lebanese coast and the ability of Israeli Navy ships to operate in and around Lebanese waters.

Hezbollah said to have obtained ‘game-changing’ anti-ship missiles | The Times of Israel

Nasrallah warns: Hezbollah’s missiles can hit Israel’s nuclear reactor – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

Discussing Wednesday’s meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, Nasrallah said that the prospect of peaceful negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians was now over.

“After what came out after the meeting between Netanyahu and Trump, I am not exaggerating if I say that yesterday there was a semi-official announcement of the death of the path of negotiations,” he said.

Nasrallah warns: Hezbollah’s missiles can hit Israel’s nuclear reactor – Arab-Israeli Conflict – Jerusalem Post

Minister sees fresh Gaza conflict after Hamas anoints ‘unpredictable’ leader | The Times of Israel

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said Tuesday that a fresh conflict with Gaza is simply a matter of time, after terror group Hamas picked a hardliner convicted of murder to lead the Palestinian enclave.

Following the election of Yahya Sinwar as head of the Hamas terrorist group in the coastal enclave, the prospect of war is even greater, Steinitz told Israel Radio.

Although Israel has no intention of fanning the flames, Sinwar’s impulsiveness and cruelty increase the risk of a fourth war with Gaza, he said.

Minister sees fresh Gaza conflict after Hamas anoints ‘unpredictable’ leader | The Times of Israel

Hamas ‘ready for a new war in Israel by summer’, former IDF general says | The Independent

Israeli politician and ex-army general say that another Gaza war could be on the horizon after tense day of rocket fire exchanges

A former Israel Defence Force (IDF) general has warned that Israel could enter another conflict with the Gaza-based militant Palestinian group Hamas before the end of the year.

The housing minister and former head of the army’s Southern Command Yoav Galant told Israel Radio in an interview earlier this week that “the [current] reality, in my assessment, might lead to a situation in which Hamas is drawn to escalation in the spring or the summer.”

Hamas ‘ready for a new war in Israel by summer’, former IDF general says | The Independent

Israel Prepares for Possible Hezbollah Naval Commando Attack | The Tower

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for a possible Hezbollah incursion using marines and other naval commandos in the country’s north, Ynet reported Monday.

A group of commandos could try to infiltrate north of Nahariya while protected by mortar and anti-tank fire from Lebanon, the IDF believes. It also believes that Hezbollah will attempt to capture Israeli territory and hold it, even temporarily, in order to declare a victory against Israel.

Both the army and navy are preparing for a raid, which is similar to Hamas’s attempted assault on Kibbutz Zikim during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. However, Hezbollah would have more significant operational capabilities than Hamas did for such an attack, due to Hezbollah’s recent battle experience in the Syrian Civil War and its continued support from Iran and Syria.

Israel Prepares for Possible Hezbollah Naval Commando Attack | The Tower