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Israel intensifies military strategy in the North

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Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, following a situation assessment at the Northern Command, has directed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to "expand the campaign in the north," signaling a more aggressive stance towards Hezbollah and its operations.

According to Defense Minister Gallant, Israel is transitioning from a defensive stance against Hezbollah to an offensive strategy © Mena Today 

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, following a situation assessment at the Northern Command, has directed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to "expand the campaign in the north," signaling a more aggressive stance towards Hezbollah and its operations.

This development marks a significant escalation in Israel's military posture in the region, moving from defensive measures to active pursuit and engagement beyond its borders.

According to Defense Minister Gallant, Israel is transitioning from a defensive stance against Hezbollah to an offensive strategy aimed at pursuing the group "wherever they are hiding," including targets "like Damascus and beyond."

This broadened scope of operation not only underscores Israel's readiness to engage Hezbollah more forcefully but also signals a willingness to extend military operations into Syria, where Hezbollah maintains a significant presence with the backing of the Syrian government and Iran.

The announcement follows Gallant's recent discussions in Washington, D.C., where he met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Special Envoy Amos Hochstein, among others, to convey Israel's intensified approach towards Hezbollah. 

This engagement with high-level U.S. officials highlights the strategic coordination between Israel and the United States, particularly regarding security concerns in the Middle East and the mutual interest in countering Iranian influence in the region.

By Hamza Kiteb 

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