Israel and Lebanon are prepping for a war neither wants, but many fear it’s becoming inevitable

February 01, 2024

Israel and Hezbollah each have lessons from their last war, in 2006, a monthlong conflict that ended in a draw. Israeli soldiers fix tracks near the border with Lebanon, in northern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Leo Correa) An Israeli soldier carries a howitzer shell near the border with Lebanon, in northern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024. Spanish U.N. peacekeepers prepare for patrol in Abbassiyeh, a Lebanese border village with Israel, on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024. An Israeli mobile howitzer gets into position near the border with Lebanon in northern Israel, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.