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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