Why Israel and Lebanon are on the verge of 2016 like war?

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Lebanon about the forceful response as mentioned in case of Hezbollah – the Iran- backed Shiite militant group. His warnings are responsible for stressed geopolitical environment in all of a Middle East. Here are 20 points which is actually reflecting the latest probes :

  • A target military operation has been carried out by Israel forces on Wednesday morning in the vicinity of Manara border with Lebanon.
  • The attack was basically in retaliation to the alleged firing by the militants of the Hezbollah at the Israeli soldiers last night.
  • “During operational activity in northern Israel last night, shots were fired from Lebanon toward IDF troops. We responded with fire, and our aircraft struck Hezbollah observation posts near the border,” the IDF statement read.
  • This was followed by a stern warning from Netanyahu, threatening to launch a more “forceful” assault if Hezbollah continues to challenge the Israeli troops deployed at the border.
  • “We shall react forcefully to any attack against us. I advise Hezbollah not to test Israel’s strength. Hezbollah is once again endangering Lebanon due to its aggression,” the Israeli PM said.
  • No Israeli soldier was killed in the alleged firing by Hezbollah militants last night. In the “counter” attack, no casualties were confirmed on the Lebanese side. Reports, however, confirmed the destruction of Hezbollah observation posts in the region.
  • The border skirmish was reported hours after Beirut rejected Netanyahu’s proposal to revamp the UN peacekeeping border patrol force. The UN Security Council is expected to hold a vote to renew its mandate.
  • Before the flare-off this week, tensions had come to the fore on Saturday after Hezbollah announced that it shot down an Israeli drone flying over the Blue Line border.
  • Israel on Wednesday morning announced that its forces carried out a targeted military operation in the vicinity of Manara border with Lebanon. The attack, said the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), was in retaliation to the alleged firing by Hezbollah militants at the Israeli soldiers last night
  • “During operational activity in northern Israel last night, shots were fired from Lebanon toward IDF troops. We responded with fire, and our aircraft struck Hezbollah observation posts near the border,” the IDF statement read.
  • This as followed by a stern warning from Netanyahu, threatening to launch a more “forceful” assault if Hezbollah continues to challenge the Israeli troops deployed at the border.
  • “We shall react forcefully to any attack against us. I advise Hezbollah not to test Israel’s strength. Hezbollah is once again endangering Lebanon due to its aggression,” the Israeli PM said.
  • Israeli soldier was killed in the alleged firing by Hezbollah militants last night. In the “counter” attack, no casualties were confirmed on the Lebanese side. Reports, however, confirmed the destruction of Hezbollah observation posts in the region.
  • The border skirmish was reported hours after Beirut rejected Netanyahu’s proposal to revamp the UN peacekeeping border patrol force. The UN Security Council is expected to hold a vote to renew its mandate.
  • Beforethe flare-off this week, tensions had come to the fore on Saturday after Hezbollah announced that it shot down an Israeli drone flying over the Blue Line border.
  • September last year, Hezbollah had warned Israel of a fierce military retaliation if IDF drones were spotted flying over Lebanon.
  • The warning came after two IDF drones loaded with explosives were used to target the group in south Beirut.
  • The conspiracy theories floating following the explosion in Beirut earlier this month has further aggravated the tensions between Israel and Lebanon.
  • While Beirut is yet to officially drag Tel Aviv’s role, the theories that are gaining momentum are putting the onus on Israel for the fatal blast.
  • Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war. The two nations last collided in 2006, for a month-long military battle that led to massive damages on either sides.

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