Israeli Official Warns Time Running Out for Lebanon to Stop Hezbollah, Raising Fears of 2nd War Front
A member of Israel’s war cabinet warned on Wednesday, December 27, that the diplomatic “hourglass” was running out for Lebanon as the nation has failed to stop Hezbollah from firing rockets across the border. Israeli government minister Benny Gantz derided the barrage from the Lebanese border — raising new fears of a second front of the war opening on Israel’s northern border.
“If the world and Lebanon’s government will not work to stop the shooting at Israel and to distance Hezbollah from the border, the IDF will do so,” Gantz told reporters.
Gantz’s warning came after Hezbollah launched its most expansive assault yet on Wednesday, firing more rockets and drones at Israel than in any other single day since the assaults began.
Hezbollah, a heavily militarized terrorist organization, holds a strong grip over southern Lebanon and began firing rockets into Israel a day after Hamas’ deadly October 7 attack. The IDF’s Arabic spokesperson Avichay Adraee announced on Saturday that about 80% of Hezbollah rockets launched from Lebanon fall within Lebanese territory.
Meanwhile, according to a report from Israeli media, the IDF Central Command is currently preparing for an attempt by Hezbollah, or other pro-Iranian militias, to infiltrate the Jordanian border into nearby Israeli communities. (NYP / VFI News)
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