A significant movements and reinforcements of the Israeli army towards the northern area bordering Lebanon, which it considered the largest since the Second Lebanon War in July 2006.
The IDF has strengthened its forces in the sectors affiliated to the leadership of the northern region, on the largest scale since the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
The Israeli army kept its forces on high alert, and that the border forces were reinforced with advanced artillery, intelligence units and special forces, adding that the reinforcements come with direct orders from Defense Minister Benny Gantz, to prevent another attack that may be made by Hezbollah, against Israeli targets, in light of the current state of tension and the Israeli fear of escalation.
Israeli reports indicated the raising level of preparedness and increasing the size of the forces did not come in the context of preparing to carry out intense attacks on Hezbollah targets, but rather the possibility of a long-term battle, in confrontation with the Lebanese Party”.
In the same context, a statements of the Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gantz, who said that “the state of alert continues and that the army is able to harm its enemies and their hosts,” adding that “if Hezbollah tries to attack us and harm us, we will harm Hezbollah and harm Lebanon, so I advise them not to Messing with us”.
Benny Gantz warned of a civil war in Israel because of the continued use of violence against protesters against the Benjamin Netanyahu government in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, saying that it was “disturbing and dangerous”.