Fears grow in Israel of war with Lebanon's Hezbollah

February 29, 2024

"It's a big question," said Ditza, pondering whether Israel should fight another major war against Lebanon's armed movement Hezbollah, an ally of Hamas. As the Gaza war has raged, Iran-backed Hezbollah and the Israeli army have traded almost daily fire. Arye said that a war with Hezbollah was only a question of time, and argued it would be entirely necessary. Amir Avivi, a former brigadier general in the Israeli army, also argued that a Gaza truce would change nothing. In the Gaza war, Israel insists it will send troops into far-southern Rafah, the last major city so far spared from a ground assault, either before or after a ceasefire.