Israel and Hezbollah They held another intense day of crossfire this Saturday. In the last hours, the Lebanese militia claimed some 11 attacks on military bases in the north of the Jewish State – precisely in the towns of Ramya and Metula – thanks to the use of unspecified “appropriate weapons.”
According to what they said, they achieved casualties on the enemy side although Israel has not yet confirmed this information. Likewise, Hassan Nasrallah’s group reported the death of one of his fighters, Hassan Kamal Sorour, although it did not mention the place or conditions of his death.
The most intense part of the offensives occurred in the afternoon, when Hezbollah launched guided missiles against Defense Forces positions in the Chebaa farms – a disputed area that is under Israeli control – and the headquarters of the Third Brigade of Infantry of the 91st Division.
In response to these attacks, Israel ordered maneuvers with its fighter jets over southern Lebanon, where several “command centers” of the Shiite group were neutralized.
Likewise, the National Security Advisor in Tel Aviv reiterated the warnings that in recent days the prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his defense minister Yoav Gallant released the Lebanese militia for their involvement in the conflict.
Tzachi Hanegbi pointed out in recent hours that Beirut must prepare for an escalation in the offensives on the border soon since an Israeli victory also implies the neutralization of these objectives that threaten his country from another front.
“Residents will not return [al norte] if we do not do the same” against Hezbollah”he said in reference to the persecution that troops are undertaking against Hamas in Gaza.
“We can no longer accept that the Radwan force [de élite de Hezbollah] is operating on the border. “We can no longer accept that Resolution 1701 is not implemented,” he added. This article dates back to a resolution reached by the United Nations Security Council in 2006 that prohibits any presence of the militia within a 30-kilometer radius of the border with Israel.
However, he said, this will not happen immediately since, for the moment, the Israeli brigades are concentrating their efforts on controlling the situation both to the north and to the south. south of the Palestinian enclave, where they are advancing at a steady pace and are causing many casualties and annulments of enemy bases and weapons.
First “We must change the situation in the northand it will change” and “when the day comes” Israel must act to ensure that northern residents are no longer “displaced from their lands, and to ensure that the situation [allí] has changed”.
In any case, Hanegbi did not rule out the possibility of reaching an agreement with the pro-Iranian armed group, which would avoid this escalation in the confrontations. “If Hezbollah agrees to change things through diplomacy, very good. But I don’t think that’s the case,” he said.
“We are making it clear to the Americans that we are not interested in a war in the north but we will have no alternative” if Hezbollah continues to attack as it has since October 7, with the possibility of “in a matter of minutes” crossing the border and start a massacre like the one on that Saturday.
Finally, he noted that if Yemen’s Houthis maintain the same position, Israel will also act.