Viewed from the Israel-Lebanon border, it seemed that the countdown to the next war had already begun. Hezbollah is becoming more audacious along the Blue Line, seemingly striving to start some sort of escalation.
Over the past few weeks, Israeli defense officials have been sounding the alarm, saying the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terror group and its leader Hassan Nasrallah are preparing for war.
“The chances of an escalation that could spiral into war are not low. Nasrallah is close to making a mistake that could plunge the region into a big war. He is close to making this mistake from Lebanon or Syria,” Aharon Haliva, the IDF’s head of military intelligence, warned.
“They’ve reached the understanding that the time has come to open a conflict against Israel,” said Be’eri, “the only question is when.”