Golan Heights and South/West Syria
22 October 2023

The Israeli military reported targeting multiple Hizbollah cells and facilities that had fired or planned to fire missiles and rockets at northern Israel, in addition to striking and intercepting a drone approaching Israel; Hizbollah confirmed five fatalities. Meanwhile, the Israeli government expanded evacuation orders for northern communities. The same day, an Israeli military spokesperson stated that “Hizbollah… is dragging Lebanon into a war… They’re escalating the situation. We see more and more attacks every day”. Prime Minister Netanyahu warned: “If Hizbollah decides to enter the war… It will be making the mistake of its life. We will strike it with a force that it cannot even imagine, that will be destructive for it and for the Lebanese state”.

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