Is Hezbollah About To Attack Israel Over the Karish Gas Field?

by Micha Gefen

According to Defense Minister Benny Gantz Hezbollah is planning to attack the Karish Gas Field. If they do, it will spark a wider war.

Asked if any attack by Hezbollah against an Israeli gas field could lead to war, Gantz told Israel’s 103 FM radio station: “Yes, that could trigger a reaction, leading to several days of fighting and to a military campaign. We are strong and prepared for this scenario, but we don’t want it.”

“The State of Israel is both ready to protect its assets and ready to reach a deal with the Lebanese government, via American mediation, on the Sidon deposit,” he said, in reference to another gas field known in Lebanon as Qana.

“I believe that in the future, there will be two gas platforms. One on our side, one on theirs. And I hope that we do not have to go through another round of confrontations before then.”

Israeli soldiers in the North have been placed on high alert in case of any hostilities between Hezbollah and the IDF. Iran may be trying to use Hezbollah as a way of weakening Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking them.

With the nuclear deal looking close to being accepted, Israel is said to be preparing a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. In case of hostilities Hezbollah will certainly be activated.

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