Gallant says Israel has no interest in conflict with Hezbollah, but warns it against choosing war

Israel is not interested in having a war on its northern frontier with Lebanon, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant says, as tensions mount that the terror group could enter the fray to support Hamas.

“We have no interest in a war in the north, we don’t want to escalate the situation,” Gallant says in a video released by his office, as he visited troops in the country’s south.

“If Hezbollah chooses the path of war, it will pay a very heavy price… But if it restrains itself, we’ll respect the situation and keep things the way they are, despite shooting from both sides,” he says.

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