AFP: Israel’s army chief said Wednesday the likelihood of war breaking out on the country’s northern border with Lebanon has become “much higher”.
“I don’t know when the war in the north is, I can tell you that the likelihood of it happening in the coming months is much higher than it was in the past,” Israeli army chief Herzi Halevi said in a statement during a visit to northern Israel The Lebanese-Israeli border has seen near daily exchanges of fire between Israel’s army and Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah, a Hamas ally. Hamas’s armed wing said Wednesday it had fired 20 rockets from southern Lebanon towards Israel in response to the “massacres” in Gaza and the killing of the group’s deputy leader in Beirut earlier this month.
The Israeli army said Wednesday it had carried out air strikes in southern Lebanon, including on “terrorist infrastructure sites and a number of active launchers”.
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