Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Thursday ruled out the possibility of a war with Israel, but said that if such a war were to occur, all the citizens of his country are willing to battle Israel.
He then added, “All Lebanese are ready to resist. All the Lebanese are prepared to fight against Israel. Yes, we are a small country, but we have reestablished our national unity, and part of that is a united opposition to anyone who attacks our country.”
This is not the first time that the Lebanese president has threatened Israel. In February, he warned that any Israeli attempt to violate Lebanon’s sovereignty would be met with the “appropriate response”.
The attack, which Israel has not confirmed, was reportedly carried out from Lebanese territory. It is unclear if Aoun’s comments were directly related to that specific incident.