The Israeli army announced that it had monitored Hezbollah's movements in the border fence area with Lebanon, threatening to destroy the infrastructure on the line of contact in the event of war, while Hezbollah announced that it was ready to respond if the country said that Israel was attacking the country.
And Israeli army spokesman Avichai Adraee quoted the commander of the northern region of the Israeli army that his forces monitor the movements of Hezbollah operatives in the border fence area to establish outposts on the border area, and know where they come from and where they work.
The commander of the northern region added that Hezbollah operatives will pay the price, they, who sent them, their sect, and the village that allows them to use it as a military base, he said.
The commander of the northern region vowed to destroy all infrastructure on the military contact line in the event of a war.
Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said that the dispute between Israel and Lebanon over the disputed areas in the Mediterranean will be settled through the ongoing negotiations mediated by the United States.
Gantz made it clear that Israel is working to exploit its own gas fields located in its areas only, but with regard to the disputed areas, the American mediation will solve the matter.
The Israeli Defense Minister added that Lebanon has a high interest in reaching an agreement that would allow it to also work on developing gas fields, expressing his hope that this would be the first interest of the Lebanese government.
These statements come after the arrival of a ship - operated by the Energean company for Tel Aviv - to a field that Israel calls “Karesh” and claims that it is part of the exclusive economic zone, and not in a disputed area with Lebanon, to extract natural gas.
The ship Energean arrived at Karish field to start drilling operations (Reuters)
Naim Qassem, Deputy Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, said that if the state says that Israel is encroaching on the country's water and oil, the party is ready to respond.
Qassem made it clear that Hezbollah's contribution will be through pressure, deterrence, and the use of appropriate means, including force.
For his part, the caretaker prime minister in Lebanon, Najib Mikati, said that he is following up on the results of diplomatic contacts regarding the demarcation of the maritime borders with Israel, and the expected matters from the mission of the American mediator, stressing that his government is following up on the data of this file, which is being dealt with by diplomatic means to produce positive results, and the negotiations are moving forward. direct.
Mikati also called for the file to be kept away from internal debates and political accounts because it concerns all Lebanese, and preserves Lebanon's rights and wealth.
Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri also said that the US mediator for the demarcation of the southern maritime border, Amos Hochstein, will arrive in Beirut next Sunday or Monday to complete the investigation into the file.Keywords: