Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant has issued a stern warning to Hezbollah, cautioning that their actions could lead Lebanon into a potential conflict, asserting, "Israel can do everything it has done in Gaza to Beirut." Gallant's response came in the wake of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah's caution to Israel about its activities in Lebanese territories.
Addressing soldiers alongside the Commander of the IDF's 91st division and other high-ranking officers in the region, Gallant emphasized that Hezbollah's actions had escalated beyond mere provocations to outright aggressions. He highlighted instances of cross-border exchanges resulting in injuries to both civilians and Israeli soldiers, asserting that the Israeli Defense Forces would not passively observe such provocations.
Gallant asserted, "Our pilots are sitting in the cockpits and their aircraft are facing North. We have not used 10 per cent of our air force's power in Gaza."
Responding to Nasrallah's claim that Israeli occupation forces were making grave errors by attempting to attack Lebanon, Gallant remained resolute, stating that all such attempts would be thwarted. The escalating tensions between Israel and Hezbollah underscore the precarious situation, with both sides exchanging warnings of potential conflict in the region.
(With agency inputs)