7 January 2024

Hizbollah reported conducting “a series of targeted strikes on Israeli sites”, while an Israeli military spokesperson confirmed IDF “strikes throughout the day, significantly damaging Radwan forces”, adding: “Our focus on Hizbollah’s Radwan forces in southern Lebanon is driving them away from the border. We are determined to continue creating a different security reality in the north, one that ensures safety for the residents”. The same day, a member of Israel’s war cabinet asserted that “the reality where the citizens of northern Israel cannot return to their homes requires an urgent solution. The world must remember that it was the terrorist organisation Hizbollah that initiated the escalation. Israel is interested in a diplomatic solution, but if one cannot be found, Israel and the IDF will remove the threat”.

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