Israel warned that Hezbollah’s escalation of attacks could lead to a serious escalation of the conflict

Israel warned that Hezbollah’s escalation of attacks could lead to a serious escalation of the conflict
Israel warned that Hezbollah’s escalation of attacks could lead to a serious escalation of the conflict

Israeli military spokesman, Daniel Hagari (Europa Press)

The Israeli Army warned this Sunday that the intensification of cross-border shooting by the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah could trigger a serious escalation.

“Hezbollah’s growing aggression is taking us to the brink of what could be a broader escalationwhich could have devastating consequences for Lebanon and the entire region,” said Israeli military spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagariin a video statement.

Hezbollah, backed by the Iranian regime, launched last week the largest barrages of rockets and drones to date in the eight months that it has been exchanging fire with the Israeli Army, in parallel to the Gaza war.

This Saturday two rockets from the terrorist group fell in the surroundings of the Israeli military base of Mount Meron, an important Air Force surveillance point in northern Israel, as confirmed by the Army in a statement. The attack left no injuries or damage to military installations, the military statement reported.

The United States and France are working on a negotiated solution to hostilities on Lebanon’s southern border.

Tension grows on the border between Israel and Lebanon (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein)

The Hezbollah terrorists, however, assure that they will not stop firing unless the Israeli military offensive on Gaza against the Palestinian extremist group Hamas stops.

“Israel will take the necessary measures to protect its civilians until security is restored along our border with Lebanon,” Hagari stated.

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrellacknowledged this Sunday that there is a “high risk” that “tension will get out of control” in the crossed attacks maintained by the Israeli Army and Hezbollah.

“The risk of tensions spiraling out of control is too high. The EU reiterates its call to all actors to avoid new tensions and participate in the international diplomatic efforts undertaken by France and the United States,” said the Spanish diplomat on his official account on the social network X.

The head of European diplomacy cited, in his writing, another message published on the official account of the UN Interim Peace Force in Lebanon, which this Saturday warned of the “very real danger” that “a miscalculation could lead to in a sudden and broader conflict.”

Hezbollah warned that it will not stop attacks against Israel as long as the war in Gaza continues (Marwan Naamani/dpa)

“We continue to dialogue with the parties and urge all actors to cease fire and commit to working towards a political and diplomatic solution, which is the only lasting option,” added the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon in its publication, extracted from a statement signed by the coordinator and the head of this mission, Jeanine Hennis and Aroldo Lazarorespectively.

The border between Israel and Lebanon is experiencing its highest peak of tension since 2006 with an intense exchange of fire since October.

Hostilities began on October 8 – the day after the war broke out in the Gaza Strip – after Hezbollah declared its support for Hamas following the terrorist attack on Israeli soil.

(With information from Reuters and EFE)

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