18 January 2024

The Israeli military reported targeting several Hizbollah targets in southern Lebanon, including military infrastructure and the origins of rocket and missile launches at northern Israel, while three rockets were reportedly launched from Syria into the Golan Heights, in response to which the Israeli military fired artillery. Defence minister Yoav Gallant assessed that “as long as fighting continues in the south, there will be fighting in the north. But we will not accept this reality for an extended period. There will come a moment when if we do not reach a diplomatic agreement in which Hizbollah respects the right of the residents to live here in security, we will have to ensure that security by force”.

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