Israel and Hezbollah Escalate Preparations for Potential Full-Scale Conflict Amid Rising Tensions



Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah have escalated, with both parties preparing for the possibility of a full-scale conflict. Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, has threatened a fight with “no rules” should Israel launch a full-scale war, also naming Cyprus as a potential target due to its military collaboration with Israel. This comes after Israel announced its military has approved plans for an offensive in southern Lebanon, responding to ongoing cross-border attacks. The situation is linked to the wider conflict in Gaza, with both sides indicating readiness for escalated engagement. Casualties have been reported on both sides due to the recent exchange of fire.

  • Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah, has threatened a fight with no rules in response to potential Israeli aggression.
  • Cyprus was named as a legitimate target by Nasrallah due to its military collaboration with Israel.
  • Israel’s military has approved operational plans for an offensive in southern Lebanon.
  • The ongoing conflict is directly linked to the wider war in Gaza, with both sides engaging in cross-border attacks for months.
  • More than 400 people have been killed in Lebanon, including civilians, and at least 25 Israeli soldiers and civilians have been reported dead due to the conflict.
  • Hezbollah has expressed readiness to de-escalate but demands a lasting ceasefire in Gaza.
  • Israel is taking the threat on its northern border seriously, maintaining a large troop presence and military hardware along the border.
  • Residents in areas potentially targeted by Hezbollah, such as the port city of Haifa, continue their daily lives but are aware of the heightened threat.
  • The escalation is partly due to the prolonged war in Gaza, with risks of spilling over into a wider conflict.

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