Biden aide warns Lebanon: If Hezbollah doesn’t withdraw, Israel could attack with US support – report

US special envoy Amos Hochstein warned Lebanese officials that if Hezbollah doesn’t cease its near-daily attacks on northern Israel, it could find itself the target of a limited Israeli operation, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

According to the report, Hochstein told the officials that a diplomatic solution was needed to force the Iran-backed terror group back from the Israel-Lebanon border, or else Israel could launch a limited attack with the backing of the United States.

The Biden aide is in the region in an attempt to prevent the tensions between Israel and Hezbollah from spiraling further after the terror group began attacking Israel on October 8, one day after the deadly Hamas onslaught in the south.

The skirmishes on the northern border have resulted in 10 civilian deaths on the Israeli side, as well as the deaths of 15 IDF soldiers and reservists. Hezbollah has named 342 members who have been killed by Israel during the ongoing skirmishes, as well as dozens of civilians.


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