23 January 2024

An Israeli military spokesperson reported that “on the northern border, throughout the day, several launches were identified toward Israel. Some of the launches were intercepted, with one rocket hitting an Air Force base, damaging infrastructure that was repaired within a few hours. There were no casualties”. “Air Force fighter jets”, he added, “struck terror targets in Lebanese territory and destroyed a significant military asset used by the Hizbollah terrorist organisation which was also operated by Iranian forces”. The same day, a White House spokesperson remarked that “we still don’t believe that it’s in the interest of the Israeli people, certainly not in the interest of regional security, for another front to be opened up… There has been rocket fire exchanged on both sides. We want to see those tensions de-escalate. But we have not seen [Hizbollah chief Hassan] Nasrallah give the orders that, you know, they’re going to go all in to help Hamas”.

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