Living up to his pledge to escalate the Israel war, Israeli forces increased their assaults on Lebanon last week in a series of airstrikes, including an attack that injured 14 in Ghazieh, a coastal town about 28 miles from Beirut.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was unpopular and faced corruption charges before being saved by the 7 October Hamas attack, may see a war with Lebanon as the key to his long-term political survival, U.S. officials said, according to a report.
The U.S. mistook a drone as one of its own in an alleged deadly attack by an Iranian-backed militia on an American base near the border between Jordan and Syria, resulting in the drone smashing into the outpost and killing three U.S. troops.
Israel said it carried out drone strikes on several southern Lebanese villages and killed a Hezbollah operative Sunday but a high-level commander, who was the main target, survived.
Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader, gave an extensive speech last week after an Israel drone strike killed a top Hamas official in Beirut, Lebanon, and said the attack will not “go unanswered or unpunished.”
Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s secretary-general, gave a televised speech on Friday—his first since the 7 October Hamas attack on Israel—and warned Israel that it is just a matter of time before it faces a muli-front conflict.
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Hezbollah, said in a widely watched speech that the major 7 October attack was carried out by Israel’s own forces and not Hamas.
Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, warned Iranian-backed Hezbollah not to get involved in the current war playing out in Gaza, or be prepared to face Israel’s wrath.