Israel
16 June 2024

An Israeli military spokesperson warned that “Hizbollah’s increasing aggression is bringing us to the brink of what could be a wider escalation - one that could have devastating consequences for Lebanon and the entire region… One way or another – we will ensure the safe and secure return of Israelis to their homes in northern Israel. That is not up for negotiation”. The spokesperson further posited that “Iran’s terror proxies continue to drag the region to destruction. Israel will continue fighting against Iran’s axis of evil on all fronts – in Gaza, in Lebanon”.

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