A senior Hizbullah official said Tuesday the guerrillas did not expect Israel to react so strongly to its capture of the two IDF soldiers last month.
Mahmoud Komati, the deputy chief of the Hizbullah politburo, also said that his group will not lay down arms.
"The truth is - let me say this clearly - we didn't even expect (this) response.... that (Israel) would exploit this operation for this big war against us," said Komati.
He said Hizbullah had expected "the usual, limited response" from Israel.
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