IDF streams forces to Lebanon border anticipating possible Hezbollah attack

July 23, 2020 by Aryeh Savir - TPS
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The IDF is streaming infantry units to Israel’s border with Lebanon in anticipation of a possible attack by the Hezbollah terror organization.

A view to the Lebanese side of the border between Israel and Lebanon, near Metula in northern Israel, during an IDF operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels crossing over into Israeli territory. Metula, Dec 05, 2018. Photo by Kobi Richter/TPS

The IDF stated Thursday morning that “in accordance with the assessment of the situation that is taking place in the IDF, it was decided to reinforce the Northern Command” with further units.

The IDF is preparing for a possible military response from Hezbollah after the group officially announced the death of one of its men killed in an attack attributed to Israel on Iranian targets in Syria on Monday night.

Hezbollah issued a statement Tuesday in which it “mourned the mujahid” Ali Kamel Mohsen “who embraced martyrdom” in the overnight Israeli strike on the Damascus International Airport.

Mohsen, a low-ranking member of the terror organization, came from a town in southern Lebanon.

The attack injured seven soldiers and caused material damage, according to Syrian media.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that five members of Iranian-backed militias in the country were killed in the strike.

Israel did not officially take responsibility for the incident.

Hezbollah has previously threatened to respond to any death of its men killed by Israel, in Lebanon or Syria. This official recognition of the death of one of their men would require a response.

The IDF estimates that if Hezbollah retaliates, it will be on a low scale, as the terror organization cannot withstand a massive clash with Israel at this time.

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