Ben Gvir and a war in the north

Summary: expert opinion has largely decreed that Israel and Hezbollah will not engage in a major war as it is in neither’s strategic interest but that ignores the wild card that is Israel’s National Security Minister, the far right extremist Itamar Ben Gvir.

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  1. Further to our Tuesday newsletter “Ben Gvir and a war in the north” we note how, as reported in L’Orient Today, the Israeli defence minister has responded to a barrage of missiles launched by Hezbollah:

    An Israeli strike targeting a house in the southern Lebanese town of Hula killed a couple and their son. Hezbollah announced the death of the father as one of its own. The strike was one of many that targeted houses in the region. An overnight attack on a house in Bint Jbeil killed one person, the locality’s mayor told L’Orient Today. Hezbollah announced several strikes on Israeli military personnel and sites, claiming to have injured soldiers firing tank rounds across the border. In the evening, Israeli media reported that around 70 missiles had been launched towards the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona.

    Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Israel is “committed to the diplomatic process,” while warning that Hezbollah’s attacks were approaching a “critical point in the decision-making process regarding military action in Lebanon.”


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