Jerusalem/Beirut, Sep 2: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has on Sunday said the nation was ready for any scenario post a cross-border spat with Lebanese Hezbollah group, however, neither of the two sides seemed eager for any conflict.
The Israeli military said Lebanese anti-tank missiles targeted army vehicles and base and it responded that with fire into the southern part of Lebanon, post a week of escalating tensions raised fears and risk of a new civil war long-time rival Hezbollah.
The Iranian backed Hezbollah movement stated its fighters targeted an Israeli army vehicle, claiming the lives of people who were inside the convoy. However, Israel claimed there weren’t any casualties, according to Reuters.
Netanyahu hinted business as normal post the hostilities erupted with Lebanon along the frontier.
In Hebrew, he kept to his daily schedule, remarking over the pertaining security situation ahead of the meeting visiting Honduras president.
“We were attacked by a few anti-tank missiles. We responded with 100 shells, aerial fire and various measures. We are in consultations about what’s to come,” Netanyahu said.
“I have given instructions to be prepared for any scenario, and we will decide on what’s next depending on how things develop,” he said.
“I can make an important announcement – we have no casualties, no wounded, not even a scratch,” he added.
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) had urged both the warring sides to “exercise utmost restraint to prevent any further escalation”.