Israeli military officials are concerned that Lebanon's Hizballah terrorist militia will renew hostilities against the Jewish state following a prisoner swap scheduled for Wednesday.
Army sources cited by The Jerusalem Post said that recent statements by Hizballah leaders indicated the group plans to launch attacks against northern Israel as early as later this week.
Those attacks could take the form of abductions of Israeli soldiers and raids on border towns.
Israel is moving forward with a decision to exchange five Lebanese terrorists it is holding for two Israeli reserve soldiers believed to already be dead. The Israelis, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, were nabbed by Hizballah in the 2006 cross-border assault that sparked the Second Lebanon War.