The Israeli military have warned the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah their “reaction will be deadly” if they continue with their attacks on Israel.
Hamas has said on Sunday that three of their fighters were killed by Israeli military infiltrating Israel from Lebanon.
Hamas armed wing of the group, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades said the three fighters were “able… to blow up the border fence and… go forth inside occupied Palestine,” who then clashed with the “enemy” seeing them killed.
The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has put in place a 4 kilometre restriction from the border with Lebanon on Sunday.
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The IDF said they are “isolating” the 4 kilometre zone banning civilians from being allowed entry to the area for their own safety as skirmishes persist between Hezbollah and the Israeli military.
Israeli Defence Force (IDF) spokesman Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said, “Hezbollah carried out a number of attacks yesterday in order to try to divert our operational efforts [away from the Gaza Strip], under the direction and backing of Iran, while endangering the state of Lebanon and its citizens.”
The Times of Israel said, that Hagari added, “We have increased our forces on the northern border and respond aggressively to any activity against us.”
He stressed: “If Hezbollah dares to test us, the reaction will be deadly. The US is giving us full backing.”
Hezbollah deputy chief Naim Qassem warned, “The behind-the-scenes calls with us by great powers, Arab countries, envoys of the United Nations, directly and indirectly telling us not to interfere will have no effect.
“Hezbollah knows its duties perfectly well. We are prepared and ready, fully ready.”
Iranian officials have given a stern warning to Israel on Saturday that Hezbollah’s “finger is on the trigger to shoot” and could enter the war at any moment.
Iran said that their armed and well trained proxies in Lebanon that Hezbollah are ready to unleash a “huge earthquake” on the “Zionist entity.”
Iran’s foreign minister has warned Israel that Hezbollah’s “finger is on the trigger to shoot” should attacks on Gaza continue they will then attack.
Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amirabdollahian warned on Saturday, “Any step the resistance (Hezbollah) will take will cause a huge earthquake in the Zionist entity.”