Israel stands accused of killing Saleh al-Arouri by drone strike in Hezbollah’s stronghold in the Lebanese capital.
The assassination of Hamas’s deputy chief, Saleh al-Arouri, is being seen as a major blow against the group’s leadership.
The top commander was killed in Lebanon’s capital Beirut in a drone strike on Tuesday, raising the risk of fighting in the Israel-Gaza war escalating well beyond the Gaza Strip.
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It could also signal a new approach to the war by Israel, even though Tel Aviv has neither confirmed nor denied its involvement in the strike.
Nearly three months into the war, al-Arouri’s killing will likely intensify hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
So, will they expand beyond existing conflict zones?
Presenter: Elizabeth Puranam
Maha Yahya – Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center
Mohammad Marandi – Professor at the University of Tehran
Sami Al-Arian – Director of the Center for Islam and Global Affairs at Istanbul Zaim University