- Israeli Military Intelligence Chief Warns of New ‘War’ With Hezbollah
by The New Arab Staff, https://www.newarab.com/
Hezbollah and Israel have clashed numerous times since the 1980s.
The chief of Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate has warned that a new war with the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah could break out during a speech at a security conference on Monday.
Aharon Haliva said that Hezbollah’s leader Hassan Nasrallah was “close to making a mistake that could plunge the region into a big war” at Israel’s 2023 annual Herzliya Security Conference in Reichman University.
“The chances of an escalation that could deteriorate into war is not low,” Haliva added. The comments come after a highly publicised military exercise conducted by Hezbollah in Aaramta, southern Lebanon, that showcased mock raids into Israel, with the group showing off an array of weaponry in the process.
Nasrallah has previously warned that if there were “any attack in Lebanon” by Israel then “we’ll respond accordingly and without hesitation”.