According to Israel's local 'Walla' news website, citing unnamed private sources, Gallant has approved operational plans in case the situation on the country's northern border deteriorates further. Israel's Channel 13 television also reported that the Israeli army has sent reinforcements to the border in case of a 'possible clash' with Hezbollah. The report also stated that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet with the army command today to discuss the security situation on the border.
The Israeli authorities have not yet made a statement on the news.
Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Hezbollah in Lebanon, in his statement yesterday, recalled the tension between the Israeli army and the organization on the Israeli border in southern Lebanon since April, and argued that Israel still continues to occupy some parts of Lebanon, and that Lebanon is the party exposed to attack in this situation.
There is a 120-kilometer border line between Lebanon and Israel. Israel is building a wire fence in some parts of the border and concrete walls in others.
In the 1967 war with Syria, the Israeli army occupied the Golan Heights and then the Kafr Shuba Hills, Shebaa Farms and parts of the village of Gajar, which Lebanon insists belongs to it. In a statement released on July 4, the Lebanese Foreign Ministry warned that Israel had banned access to the north of the village of Gajar and was seeking to expand its occupation zone in clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701. On July 7, Hezbollah reported that Israel had occupied the entire village of Gajar on the Lebanese border and built a wall around it.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Abdallah Buhabib reiterated on July 10 that Israel should withdraw from the village, and on July 11, Lebanon complained to the United Nations against Israel for its complete occupation of the village.
Source: Anadolu Agency