Northern municipal head reportedly receives threatening WhatsApp texts from Hezbollah

The Merom HaGalil Regional Council head has received threatening messages on WhatsApp from the Hezbollah terror group, according to unconfirmed reports with screenshots of the texts.

“To the settlers of the north, we only target the houses where soldiers have settled,” one of the messages reads. “If the fighting in Gaza doesn’t stop, there will be no houses left.”

The text messages were received this morning and are all written in Hebrew and signed “Hezbollah.”

“You must understand that nothing will change here in the north after September 1 if the attacks on Gaza don’t stop,” reads another message sent to Amit Sofer, who heads the Merom HaGalil Regional Council.

Another text charges that Defense Minister Yoav Gallant is “selling you illusions that he promises to get rid of us. We are here forever.”

Gallant has vowed to return the tens of thousands of Israelis displaced by Hezbollah’s attacks back to their home, hinting at the possibility of an escalation on the northern border over the summer.

Since October 8, Hezbollah-led forces have attacked Israeli communities and military posts along the border on a near-daily basis, with the group saying it is doing so to support Gaza amid the war there, sparked by Hamas’s October 7 massacre.

So far, the skirmishes on the border have resulted in 10 civilian deaths on the Israeli side, as well as the deaths of 14 IDF soldiers and reservists.

There have also been several attacks from Syria, without any injuries.

Hezbollah has named 322 members who have been killed by Israel during the ongoing skirmishes, mostly in Lebanon but some also in Syria. In Lebanon, another 62 operatives from other terror groups, a Lebanese soldier, and dozens of civilians have been killed.

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