Hezbollah source says Netanyahu ‘in crisis mode,’ tilting at windmills

A Hezbollah official responds to Israel’s newly launched operation to destroy the group’s cross-border attack tunnels, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of manufacturing a conflict in Lebanon in order to distract from his political woes.

“Netanyahu is in crisis mode, he is trying to fabricate a battle with the Lebanese side and to tilt at windmills,” the unnamed officials tells the Lebanese al-Nahar news outlet, referencing the literary character Don Quixote who tries to fight windmills after mistaking them for giants.

— with Judah Ari Gross and Adam Rasgon