Hashem Safieddine, the head of Hizbullah's Executive Council, said in an October 8, 2023, address on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) that the images from Hamas's invasion of southern Israel will be repeated on a much larger scale with invasions from Lebanon and other areas bordering Israel. He said that the events of Hamas's invasion have proven true the statements of Iran’s supreme Leader Ali Khamenei that "this plundering entity" will be brought to an end. Safieddine added that it seems that the Israelis are expediting the destruction of their country. The crowd chanted: "Death to America!" Safieddine added: "You will witness a deluge of the [Islamic] nation that will sink the entire [Zionist] entity."
Hashem Safieddine: "The images of [Hamas's] invasion of the protected and fortified settlements, and the killing and capturing of large numbers [of people] was humiliating enough [for Israel] to serve as an indication of the capabilities of the heroic Palestinian resistance fighters.
"Just imagine when these images repeat themselves one day but on a scale dozens of times larger – from Lebanon and from all the areas bordering with occupied Palestine.
"What will become of that cancerous growth, Israel, then? When we were talking about the destruction of Israel, some people were saying that we were delusional.
"Today has proven true the words of the esteemed leader, Imam Khamenei, who said that one of these days we would put an end to this plundering entity. It seems, however, that the Israelis are expediting this, as we are seeing today.
"Oh, Americans and Israelis, your continuous stupidity, your disregard for [our] holy places, and your crossing of all the [red] lines, have brought about the Al-Aqsa Deluge. If you continue with this stupidity, and construct your positions and actions on miscalculations, you will bring about, this time, the deluge of the entire nation, and not just the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
Crowd: "Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!"
Safieddine: "You will witness a deluge of the entire [Islamic] nation that will sink the entire [Zionist] entity and not just the settlements of the Gaza envelope."