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Israel laments Hezbollah’s cross-border aggression, warns of repercussion for Lebanon

Israel laments Hezbollah’s cross-border aggression, warns of repercussion for Lebanon

Israeli military spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari has warned that Hezbollah’s increasing aggression from Lebanon could lead to a wider escalation with devastating consequences for Lebanon and the entire region.

Hezbollah, which is backed by Iran, has been in a cross-border confrontation with Israel since October 7, 2023, and has fired over 5,000 rockets, anti-tank missiles, and explosive UAVs at Israeli families, homes, and communities.

The Israeli military has carried out several air strikes against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon in response. The US and France are working on a negotiated settlement to the hostilities along Lebanon’s southern border. However, Hezbollah has refused to halt fire unless Israel stops its military offensive on Gaza.

Hezbollah commander Taleb Abdallah, also known as Abu Taleb, was killed by Israeli strikes in the south Lebanon village of Jouaiyya on Tuesday. Abdallah was the most senior Hezbollah commander killed during eight months of hostilities and had appeared in old photos with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

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The Israeli military reported a marked drop in Hezbollah fire on Sunday but warned that it would take necessary measures to protect civilians until security along the border with Lebanon is restored.

Hagari accused Hezbollah of endangering the future and security of Lebanon by acting as a shield for Hamas terrorists who have committed atrocities against Jews, Muslims, and Christians during their massacre on October 7th.

“Hezbollah’s increasing aggression is bringing us to the brink of what could be a wider escalation, one that could have devastating consequences for Lebanon and the entire region,” he said in a video statement in English.

Intensified cross-border fire from Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement into Israel could trigger serious escalation, the Israeli military said on Sunday.

Iran-backed Hezbollah last week launched the largest volleys of rockets and drones yet in the eight months it has been exchanging fire with the Israeli military, in parallel with the Gaza war.

After the relatively heavy exchanges over the past week, Sunday saw a marked drop in Hezbollah fire, while the Israeli military said that it had carried out several air strikes against the group in southern Lebanon.

 

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