Israel, Hezbollah heading towards confrontation


Israel is heading toward a confrontation with Hezbollah, Israeli Minister without portfolio Yossi Peled said on Thursday.

When asked whether he believed another round of violence was expected along Israel’s northern border, the Likud minister said “yes, I just don’t know when, just like no one knew that the Second Lebanon War would break.” ( In reference to the 2006 war )

Speaking at a cultural function in the southern city of Be’er Sheva, Peled said that “If a conflict does erupt in the North we will hold both Lebanon and Syria responsible.”

“Lebanon is the only country in the world which has a military organization, Hezbollah, that operates independently of the government and is supported by two foreign countries, while being part of the cabinet,” the Likud minister added. ( the foreign countries he is referring to are Iran and Syria). DPA