The border between Israel and Lebanon is once again the scene of growing crossfire as conflict intensifies in the region. Israel’s decision to step up the attacks on Hizbollah follows unprecedented missile strikes on the port of Haifa and the kidnapping of two of its soldiers.
On a visit to the main operations centre in the northern town of Kyria Shmona, Israel’s interior minister Ronnie Bar-On said he was “very satisfied” with the Israeli army’s military operation. “Nobody will intimidate Israelis living in the northern borders again,” he added.
The funeral meanwhile has been held in the town of Nahariya for eight Israeli soldiers killed in border shootings on Tuesday. As Israel tightens its air, land and sea blockade of Lebanon, it has vowed to settle accounts with Hizbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.