Hezbollah dragging Lebanon into a war: Israel military


Escalating attacks by militant group Hezbollah risk dragging Lebanon into a war, Israel’s military said Sunday, after renewed cross-border exchanges of fire that have raised fears of a wider conflict.

“Hezbollah… is dragging Lebanon into a war that it will gain nothing from, but stands to lose a lot,” warned Israel Defense Forces spokesman Jonathan Conricus.

The Lebanese group is allied with Hamas, which touched off the latest violence with a murderous October 7 rampage in Israel that killed at least 1,400 people, mostly civilians who were shot, mutilated or burnt to death, according to Israeli officials.


Israel has retaliated with relentless strikes on Gaza that have killed more than 4,300 Palestinians, mainly civilians, according to the Hamas-run health ministry.

It has also exchanged fire with Hezbollah across its northern border, with Conricus accusing the group of a dangerous escalation.