August 2, 2020

Tough words but Israel, Hezbollah don’t want new war: experts

Metula (Israel) (AFP) – Harsh rhetoric from Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah appeared to threaten further conflict after border unrest this week, but experts predict both sides will try to avoid escalation.As the coronavirus pandemic has deepened Lebanon’s economic turmoil and also rocked Israeli politics, the last thing either of the arch foes wants now is a new military conflict, they argue.Tensions spiked last Monday along the UN-demarcated Blue Line after months of relative calm when Israel said it thwarted an infiltration attempt by up to five Hezbollah gunmen, a claim denied by the Iran-ba…


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