Hizbullah official Hashem Salhab, who is in charge of the organization's unit for its unions, said in an October 8, 2023 speech in the northern Lebanese city of Qarha that "Operation Al-Aqsa Flood" is just a maneuver in advance of a larger and multi-arena operation that will eliminate Israel.
Hashem Salhab (Source: Alahednews.com.lb, May 29, 2023)
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The following are excerpts from his speech:
"The Al-Aqsa Flood is a live-fire maneuver of a larger operation that is expected to eliminate the existence of the Israeli enemy in reality [i.e. comprehensively], not only in Palestine. The Zionist soldier and the Zionist settler must begin the countdown of the remaining days of their existence.
"We are talking about the blessed Palestinian flood of resistance, a flood of Palestinian resistance that is part of the resistance axis. If the flood of the resistance axis reaches you, what will you do, you Zionists? The U.S. will not help you with a thing... It did not manage to predict this, and will not manage to stop the Al-Aqsa flood. [Also] your friends, the preachers of normalization with part of the Arab world, will not help you...
"Oh occupier Zionists, expect the biggest battle, Allah willing, and if you want to save yourselves you have an opportunity to go to the airport and [sea]ports and leave. We advise you to swap your demonstrations in the squares against your officials... with gatherings at the airports and [sea]ports to board planes and ships. Free us of the battle that is coming to you. You have seen today only part of the war and much more awaits you..."
 Alahednews.com, October 8, 2023.