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Israel's patience may be running out

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It appears increasingly unlikely that Israel will continue to tolerate Hezbollah's repeated attacks on its territory. The Shiite organization, backed by Iran, has initiated hostile actions since October 8th.

Hezbollah fighter, Maarakeh,Tyre (southern Lebanon) © Mena Today 

It appears increasingly unlikely that Israel will continue to tolerate Hezbollah's repeated attacks on its territory. The Shiite organization, backed by Iran, has initiated hostile actions since October 8th.

The Israeli military, having evacuated nearly 100,000 residents from the northern part of the country, may decide to launch a significant operation to halt Hezbollah's border provocations. 

So far, Israel's response has been measured and limited.

In accordance with United Nations Resolution 1701 of 2006, no armed militia is supposed to be present in the border zone, but rather situated 30 kilometers beyond the Litani River. 

Hezbollah has consistently violated this resolution.

Israel cannot afford to allow such a situation to persist and is compelled to ensure the security of its borders.

By Bruno Finel  

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