It has since fought regular wars with Israel, often firing rockets at southern Israel from Gaza. Now, Hamas is accused of armed activity in a fourth arena — Hezbollah’s strongholds in southern Lebanon. The suspected involvement of Hamas reflects its strengthened bond with Hezbollah and Hezbollah’s sponsor, Iran, both of which oppose Israel’s existence. While Israel did respond to the rockets from Lebanon by briefly bombing Hamas infrastructure in Gaza as well as southern Lebanon, the Israeli strikes were kept away from major urban centers and caused no reported injuries. “They think that if they engage in the internal conflicts of these countries, this will be the end of Hamas itself.”The post Rockets From Lebanon Point to Growing Hamas Cooperation With Hezbollah appeared first on New York Times.