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Israel reiterated its warning to Hezbollah if it does not stop attacks from Lebanon: “We must be ready to attack”

Israel reiterated its warning to Hezbollah if it does not stop attacks from Lebanon: “We must be ready to attack”
Israel reiterates its warning to Hezbollah if it does not stop attacks from Lebanon: “Nasrallah is next in line” (REUTERS)

Israel's opposition leader and member of the emergency government, Benny GantzLebanon reiterated its warning against Shiite militias this Wednesday Hezbollah He promised that If there is, the army will not hesitate to take action The situation worsens on the northern border.

Since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas, these pro-Iranian fighters have joined attacks against the Jewish state as a sign of support for the Palestinian group. Tel Aviv repels dozens of missiles fired from Beirut every day, and in an effort to avoid a regional conflict, the Lebanese administration has called for the negotiation of a diplomatic agreement that would end the hostilities. However, Israel has yet to receive a favorable response, so it remains the same This pre-warning, ready for any situation.

“The hourglass for a diplomatic deal is running out, and all options are on the table to guarantee the security of the State of Israel and return residents of the north to their homes,” Gantz said. (IDF), Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, noted that troops in the north are “at a very high level of readiness,” ready to intervene “if necessary, in an attack.”

UN mandated that Lebanese Shiite groups withdraw from border region (REUTERS) Cohen urged Hezbollah to comply with Security Council Resolution 1701.

For his part, the Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Lt. Gen. Herzei Halevi, highlighted that troops in northern Israel are at “a very high level of readiness.” “We must be prepared to attack if necessary.”has added

Even Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen has threatened Hezbollah's leader in the past. Hasan Nasrallahwith the next purpose of war. “Nasrallah must understand that he is next in line. “If he doesn't want to be, he should immediately implement the decision of the UN Security Council and exclude Hezbollah from northern Israel,” he said some time ago.

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In his message, the official referred to the body's resolution 1,701, adopted in 2006, in which members stipulated that the Lebanese Shiite group withdraw from the border region after the war between the parties that same year.

In that sense, exhausting diplomatic channels, Tel Aviv organized a visit to this border area with ten diplomats this Wednesday to “pressure” the Beirut administration to take action on the matter. “The tour is part of the foreign ministry's policy and diplomatic activities to apply international pressure on the Lebanese government (…) to avoid a war in Lebanon,” the ministry said in a statement.

Minister visits border with ten ambassadors to pressure Lebanese executive (X: @elicoh1)

It is the biggest escalation of tensions between Israel and Hezbollah since the 2006 conflict, which has forced more than 200,000 soldiers to mobilize to the northern border and some 80,000 civilians to flee their homes for safety; However, attacks are recorded daily.

Without further ado, on this day the militants fired 30 missiles against the city of Kiryat Shmona, four of which hit civilian structures, three were intercepted by the Iron Dome, and the rest landed in open areas. For their part, Benjamin Netanyahu's troops responded with strong maneuvering of “hot spots” and “additional areas in Lebanon” as well as “military positions” and terrorist infrastructure.

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)