Hezbollah Says ‘Calculated Strike’ Against Israel ‘Being Arranged in a Way Which Wouldn’t Lead to a War’
(Worthy News) - Hezbollah is planning retaliation against Israel for two drones that targeted its media offices and missile development program Sunday.
Two sources linked to the Shi’ite militia, largely considered an Iranian proxy, said that the response to Israel is being calculated so as to avoid a conflict on the scale of the 2006 Lebanon War, according to Reuters.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned in a speech Sunday that the Israeli army on the border with Lebanon ought to “stand guard” and to “wait for us one, two, three, four days.”
On Sunday, Israel sent two drones into Lebanon, one of which exploded near Hezbollah’s media offices in Beirut, and another that Israel Channel 13 News said crashed near a facility containing a vertical planetary mixer imported from Iran, which device is used to convert simple rockets into precision-guided missiles.
Israel managed to avoid a flare-up with Hezbollah in 2015 when an Israeli airstrike killed six of its fighters in Syria and the Jewish state subsequently absorbed a retaliatory strike that killed two Israeli soldiers in the disputed Shebaa Farms territory of Lebanon near the Golan.