Without a doubt Hamas and their fans throughout the region are a little disappointed with Hezbollah, a fellow member of the Resistance. Remember back in 2006 – the Party of God picks a fight with Israel, and what does Hamas do? They open up a Southern front, kidnapping the IDF oldier Galad Shalit, theoretically relieving pressure on Hezbollah up North. I don’t have any specific quotes but I am sure Hamas is wondering where’s the payback? “There is none” taunts Tariq Al-Homayed, editor of fiercely anti-Hamas and HB Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in this article:
Hamas rushed to Hezbollah’s rescue in 2006 [Israel-Hezbollah summer war] following the abduction of two Israeli soldiers at the hands of Hezbollah, and even opened up another battlefront by abducting Gilad Shalit themselves, so why has Nasrallah not come to Hamas’s rescue today, especially considering that Khalid Meshal said that Hamas was awaiting action, not words, from Hezbollah?
Hezbollah is not likely to provide anything more than words or supports- it’s not in their interest to do more than that. Still, Hassan Nasrallah’s 28 December speech did give some pretty strong moral support to their comrades in Gaza and came close to calling for the people of Egypt to rise up against their regime, highly inflammatory rhetoric. Read Egyptian Chronicles comments on the speech.