In response to heightened hostilities on Sunday, Israel has declared its readiness to restore calm along the Lebanese front. The situation escalated as Hezbollah, in a cross-border missile attack, injured civilians, prompting the Israeli air force to target sites associated with the Iranian-backed group. Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, the chief Israeli military spokesperson, referred to Hezbollah as “the defender of Hamas-ISIS,” drawing a connection to the Palestinian group Hamas, whose actions on October 7 triggered a significant conflict in Gaza.
Hezbollah, possessing a substantial rocket arsenal, has engaged in comparatively limited attacks in solidarity with the Palestinians. Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, characterized the Israel front as “active” on Saturday. Notably, on Sunday, Hezbollah claimed responsibility for a guided missile attack that Israel reported injured at least two electrical company workers sent for repairs in a border community. The situation remains tense in the region as both sides navigate the complexities of cross-border conflicts.