The Prime Minister of Israel announced on Sunday Lebanon responsible for the attacks With rockets launched from their territory, Regardless of whether Hizbullah started them or not.
Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett’s comments come just days after the worst violence on the border between the two countries in years. “The Lebanese country and the Lebanese military must take responsibility for what is happening in their territoryBennett told a cabinet meeting.
For several days last week, the terrorist group fired a barrage of rockets into Israel, triggering airstrikes from the Jewish state. On Friday, rebels fired more rockets as Israel responded with artillery fire.
“Whether it is a Palestinian organization or an independent rebel group, it is not true that the Israeli government does not accept views of its territory.Bennett said.
In addition, the Prime Minister pointed out “There is a very important awareness of many (Lebanese) citizens against Hezbollah and Iranian involvement in the country.. Even during the severe economic and political crisis in Lebanon, Iran and Hezbollah have trapped Lebanese citizens in a front against Israel.
The day before, Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Warned that his group would retaliate for future Israeli airstrikes against Lebanon, and that it would be wrong to assume that the organization would be limited by Lebanon’s internal divisions or the country’s economic crisis.
“Do not misjudge that Hezbollah is busy with Lebanon’s problemsNasrala said and added The bombing was a “clear message.”
Hezbollah responded by firing more than a dozen rockets into the Hebrew state on Friday, which was followed by artillery fire. “Our response comes 15 years after the Israeli invasion of southern Lebanon,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech marking the anniversary of the 33-day war, when the influential Shia movement confronted Israel in 2006.
In 2014, Israeli attacks hit the area near the Syrian border. “We want to tell the enemy that any Israeli airstrikes on Lebanon will inevitably be responded to, but in an appropriate and proportionate way because we want to defend the country.Nasrallah announced.
In recent weeks, Hezbollah protesters have accused him of storing ammonium nitrate in the Beirut port, the cause of the explosion, which was taken to Syria to make bombs for the Damascus regime during the civil war. In a televised speech, Nasrallah denied the allegations, calling them “fabricated” and “absurd.” He slammed the allegations as “a political attack on the service of Israel by the United States and Saudi Arabia.”
Lebanon is facing the worst economic and financial crisis in its modern history, which the World Bank describes as one of the worst in the world since the mid-19th century.
After rejecting an international inquiry outright, Lebanese authorities fired Fadi Sawan, the first judge in the case, following allegations by some officials.
In his place, Tarek Bidar was rejected by parliament for dismissing the immunity of some of his members suspected of involvement.
(With information from AP and AFP)
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