Announce Hizb allah His fighters carried out 7 operations against Israeli sites and concentrations off the southern border Lebanon During the past 24 hours, while he said European Union EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell will visit Lebanon.
Hezbollah confirmed that it targeted the Al-Jardah military point and gatherings of Israeli soldiers in the Shtula settlement, the vicinity of the Marj and Al-Manara sites, the Shomera barracks, and the Metulla settlement, confirming that direct hits were achieved. The party announced that it targeted the spy equipment at the Misgav Am site and completely destroyed it.
On the other hand, Lebanese border towns were subjected to artillery shelling and raids from Israeli aircraft and marches. The Israeli army said that the Air Force targeted a Hezbollah cell that attempted to launch anti-tank missiles towards Israel. He indicated that he targeted observation sites and infrastructure belonging to the party in the town of Maroun al-Ras, southern Lebanon.
The situation at the border
On the other hand, the European Union said – in a statement today, Friday – that Borrell will visit Lebanon from January 5-7 to discuss the situation on the Israeli-Lebanese border and the importance of avoiding regional escalation.
“Borrell will reaffirm the need to strengthen diplomatic efforts with the leaders of the region,” the statement said.
In a related matter, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, in a phone call today, Friday, discussed with his French counterpart, Catherine Colonna, steps to avoid escalation in Lebanon and the Middle East and calm tensions in the Palestinian territories.
US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller explained – in a statement – that the two sides discussed “the importance of measures aimed at preventing the expansion of the conflict in Gaza, including positive steps to calm tensions in the West Bank and avoid escalation in Lebanon and Iran.”
The statement confirmed that the two ministers discussed during the call “the urgent need for international coordination to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches Palestinian civilians in Gaza.”
Return to the north
Yesterday, Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israelis should be able to return safely to their homes in the north. This came during Netanyahu's meeting with US Special Envoy Amos Hockstein, who is visiting Tel Aviv, according to the Israeli newspaper “Jerusalem Post” on its website.
Netanyahu said, “The return of our citizens in the north and south to their homes is part of the goals of the war, and will be achieved by political or military means.”
Earlier Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant informed the American envoy that there was a short period of time for diplomacy to be effective.
The Israelis on the northern border adjacent to Lebanon were displaced due to the exchange of fire between the Israeli army and Hezbollah since the seventh of last October.