Israel on brink of new conflict with Hizbollah after two soldiers killed

Israel stood on the brink of all-out conflict with Hizbollah on Wednesday after launching air and ground strikes against the Lebanese Shia group in retaliation for an attack on a military convoy that killed two soldiers and injured seven others.

A Spanish member of a United Nations peacekeeping force was also killed in the border town of Ghajar, which straddles the frontier between Israel and Lebanon.

The incidents amounted to the most dangerous escalation on Israel’s northern border since the last war in Lebanon in 2006.

Israel told the United Nations it would take “all necessary measures” to defend itself. “Israel will not stand by as Hizbollah targets Israelis,” wrote Ron Prosor, the Israeli ambassador to the UN, in a letter to the Security Council. “Israel will not accept any attacks on its territory and it will exercise its right to self-defence and take all necessary measures to protect its population.”

  • Jay Currie

    Time to drain the pus.

    Hitting Hezbolhah while they are fighting to keep Assad in power makes a lot of sense. Iron Dome plus civil defence plus the IDF can win if Israel is bold.

    • luna

      Israel may soon face simultaneous attacks on multiple borders. They should act decisively.

    • I think it’s going to be a hot summer.

  • simus1

    One large snake has been killed.
    Kill more large snakes anywhere they can be found.
    That is one message snakes understand.

  • Doug Kursk

    When you are being attacked with anti-armour weaponry, it’s go time.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Same missile used against in the school bus attack near Gaza a few years ago that killed a child. But I bet some Hezbollatard is in time out having used a VERY expensive anti tank missile against an unarmored truck.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        As long as he killed Jews, all is forgiven.

      • Exile1981

        If Hexbolla thinks Israel didn’t know they had those missiles and they planned to use them against tanks when the next conflict came along then yes the idiot is likely taking a dirt nap for his mistake. It all depends on how sneaky Hexbolla though they were being in aquiring them.

        • Minicapt

          They’ve had these missiles since 2006 or so.