High Alert in Northern Israel
IDF is taking a new threat of Hezbollah attacks on the Jewish state very seriously
The Israel Defense Force’s Northern Command has mobilized in preparation for an expected attack by the Lebanese terrorist militia Hezbollah after the group’s leader, Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, publicly accused Israel of carrying out a drone strike in Beirut on Sunday.
Nasrallah threatened retaliation, and warned that no Israeli should feel safe, even those living in the densely-populated central regions of the Jewish state.
According to Hezbollah, two drones that crashed in the Lebanese capital of Beirut earlier this week were sent by Israel, and were loaded with explosives.
In Israel, the threat is being taken very seriously. Additional Iron Dome batteries are being deployed to the area, and patrols of the border are being beefed up to prevent a successful terrorist ambush. Nasrallah has followed through on such threats in the past, such as in January of 2015, when Hezbollah ambushed a military patrol on the border and killed two Israeli soldiers in response to an IDF air strike on a Hezbollah convoy in Syria.
IDF officials issued a counter-warning that any Hezbollah attack would be met with a “disproportionate” Israeli response.