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Status: 17.06.2024 04:08 a.m.

A high-ranking adviser to US President Biden is to mediate between Israel and Lebanon. Israel's navy warns of a harmful escalation of the battle with Hezbollah. All developments within the stay weblog.

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USA needs to mediate between Israel and Lebanon

A senior adviser to US President Joe Biden is touring to Israel for talks on the escalating tensions between Israel and Lebanon. Amos Hochstein will work to stop additional escalation alongside the “Blue Line” between Israel and Lebanon.

Attacks between Israel and the Iran-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon have raised fears that the struggle within the Middle East might escalate. Most not too long ago, the Iran-backed Hezbollah elevated its rocket assaults after Israel killed one in all its commanders. The Blue Line is a ceasefire line drawn by the United Nations. Although it’s not an official worldwide border, it serves as an essential reference level for safety and stability within the area.

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Warning towards escalation of the battle with Hezbollah

Israel's navy is warning of a harmful escalation of the battle with the Shiite militia Hezbollah within the border area with Lebanon. In a video assertion, Israeli military spokesman Daniel Hagari accused the militia of accelerating its assaults and thus endangering the way forward for the neighboring nation. “Hezbollah's increasing aggression could bring us to the brink of a major escalation that could have devastating consequences for Lebanon and the entire region.”

According to a report within the Israeli newspaper Maariv, the armed forces later careworn that Hagari's phrases weren’t a menace. Rather, they had been meant as a message to the worldwide group. Hezbollah, which is supported by Israel's arch-enemy Iran, is allied with the Islamist Hamas within the Gaza Strip, however is taken into account to be considerably extra highly effective. The militia not too long ago elevated its assaults after the Israeli navy intentionally killed one in all its commanders.

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Read the developments from Saturday

Israel's Defense Minister Gallant will quickly journey to the USA for talks. There was one other incident within the Red Sea.