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Defense Minister Yoav Gallant

‘A Critical Point: Gallant Warns Israel Edging Closer to War with Hezbollah

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said on Tuesday, March 5, that the continuing tension with Hezbollah terrorists at the border with Lebanon was moving the situation nearer to a military escalation.

“We are committed to the diplomatic process, however, Hezbollah’s aggression is bringing us closer to a critical point in the decision-making regarding our military activities in Lebanon,” he said in a statement following a meeting with US Special Envoy Amos Hochstein.

The IDF also announced on Tuesday that IDF fighter jets struck a Hezbollah military site in the area of Ayta ash Shab, from which two anti-tank missiles were launched toward the area of Biranit, also on Tuesday. No injuries were reported.

According to a later Tuesday announcement, the IDF struck a Hezbollah operational command center in the area of Jabal al-Batam, launch posts in the area of Matmoura, and military compounds in the areas of Majdal Zoun, Houla, and Kafra. Earlier on Tuesday, an unmanned aerial vehicle that infiltrated the Golan Heights from Syria was intercepted by an Israeli fighter jet, the IDF confirmed, as rockets continued to be fired onto Israel’s northern border towns from Lebanon.

Meanwhile, according to a Lebanese newspaper that is affiliated with Hezbollah, Israel has set a deadline for a diplomatic agreement to calm the tensions. According to the report, Israel informed Western countries that it would wait until March 15 to achieve a diplomatic agreement with Lebanon. If such an agreement is not achieved by March 15, Israel is preparing to expand the IDF’s operations in Lebanon to a wide scale war. (JPost / VFI News)

“Lord, we ask that You protect our borders and help us avoid an escalation with Lebanon. We pray for an end to the ongoing war as well as for support in establishing and maintaining peace throughout the Middle East.”