Israel, Lebanon: The Conflict in Gaza and a Possible Northern Front | Stratfor

“Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel is prepared should a northern front with Hezbollah open up. Barak spoke the same day Israeli ground forces entered the Gaza Strip. While neither Hezbollah nor Israel is overly eager for a rematch from their summer 2006 conflict just yet, one could emerge should a more aggressive Hezbollah faction win out in an internal debate among the Lebanese Shiite group.”

In all likelihood, Hezbollah will sit this one out; mostly because of their decreased military capabilities but also because offensive moves against civilian targets in Israel (Netanya, Tel Aviv,) would only reinforce Israel’s position regarding their use of force against Hamas.  Not that I don’t think that Israel’s current actions are unjustifiable-far from it-but I’m sure Helbollah isn’t interested in helping Israel in any fashion.

/CG

Israel, Lebanon: The Conflict in Gaza and a Possible Northern Front | Stratfor

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About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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