Israeli army approves Lebanese offensive despite war expansion concerns

by ian

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon continue to escalate. Yesterday, the IDF approved an “offensive” against Lebanon after increased cross-border fire in recent weeks.

The announcement comes after Hezbollah released a video that allegedly showed surveillance drone footage of Israel near the Lebanon border.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz said that Israel is,

…very close to the moment of decision to change the rules against Hezbollah and Lebanon. In an all-out war, Hezbollah will be destroyed and Lebanon will be severely hit.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah responded to the Jewish nation by saying that nowhere in Israel would be safe if the countries went to war with each other.

The US is also concerned that a wider war could break out between the two nations. U.S. senior envoy Amos Hochstein called the situation serious and stressed that President Joe Biden’s goal is to avoid further escalation.