Tel Aviv’s ‘northern shield’ operation’s objective in Lebanon border

TEHRAN, Dec. 07 (MNA) – As the Zionists fear of Lebanese Hezbollah's power increases day by day, they make military drills to practice the real battle with the Lebanese resistance’s group. On December 4, 2018, Zionists launched an operation dubbed “Northern Shield” to discover the Hezbollah cross-border tunnels.

On Tuesday, the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces Gadi Eizenkot called off his trip to Germany due to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special meeting with the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels, the Zionist media reported.

In fact, Netanyahu, who was scared of the Palestinian resistance after his defeat, has taken measures to restore his domestic image, especially since charges were brought against him about corruption and bribery.

With the start of the Zionists military movements on their border with Lebanon, the Lebanese army and the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, UNIFIL, were on standby. The Lebanese army issued a statement to the military movements of the Zionist regime near the occupied Palestinian border with Lebanon.

Lebanese army statement to Tel Aviv’s military movement

The statement reads, "the situation on the Lebanese side is calm and stable, and it is being scrutinized, despite the fact that Israel launched Northern Shield operation over the alleged Hezbollah’s tunnels in southern Lebanon on Tuesday morning. The Lebanese army forces are stationed in the region for normal border missions, in cooperation with UN forces in Lebanon, to prevent any tensions or instability in southern Lebanon. The Lebanese army is ready to deal with any possible incidents.”

On the recent Israel’s movement, Ali Rammal, mayor of Adaisseh village in southern Lebanon said, "the situation of the settlements and border areas is quite natural despite the operation of the Israeli army on the other side of the border. Lebanese army forces and UNIFIL troops are on standby in Lebanon. Israel’s threats do not change anything, especially since residents of the border village are always threatened anyways.”

UNIFIL also released a statement that said, “the overall situation in UNIFIL's area of operation remains calm and peace-keeping forces have boosted their patrols along the blue line alongside the Lebanese armed forces in order to maintain stability and prevent any movement that could lead to tension. UNIFIL's commander, Dick Cole, is in close contact with all the Lebanese armed forces and the Israeli army, and wants all sides to maintain calm. UNIFIL watches the blue line around the clock and reports all violations of Security Council resolution 1701.”

Lebanese President Michel Aoun also contacted Nabih Berri, the Speaker of the Parliament of Lebanon, Saad al-Hariri, the Lebanese Prime Minister, and Joseph Aoun commander-in-chief of the Lebanese Armed Forces, and during these calls, he assessed the situation with regard to the scope of the Zionist operations and requested that the Lebanese security forces closely monitor the situation.

Meanwhile, John Bolton, the US National Security Advisor defended the Zionist regime movement against the Hezbollah cross-border tunnels.
The White House supports the illegitimate child of the Middle East

Bolton in a tweet message wrote, “US strongly supports Israel's right to defend its sovereignty, calls on Hezbollah to refrain from escalation and violence and to stop digging tunnels into Israel’s soil.

He also asked Iran and its allies to stop taking provocative actions in the region that could threaten Israel.

Exploring the objectives of Zionist’s operation on Lebanon boarder

By looking at the Zionist military moves, we realize that Israeli’s operations are not a new issue or surprising change in terms of military and security affairs, because the Zionist military actions in the lines of confrontation on the border of the occupied territories have not stopped at all. In Gaza, Israel is always sought to uncover Hezbollah tunnels, and in southern Syria, the movements of this regime have not stopped in the occupied the Golan Heights.

But what's significant is Netanyahu's domestic situation, which is in deep crisis, due to the change of battle rule as his minister of defense’ resignation, and on the other hand because of the Netanyahu and his wife’s corruption scandal.  

In addition, in the regional and international affairs, the imposition of the US sanctions against Iran has failed.

The Zionist regime is aware of the dangerous changes in the conflict rules with the resistance group in Gaza, Lebanon and Syria, and it knows too well that in the case of war, the three resistance groups will unite against their common enemy.

Hezbollah has always proclaimed readiness to confront any Zionist adventure and has a strategic capability that can complete the deterrence equation and deter attacks against the enemy. Hezbollah has also recently revealed strategic objectives within the occupied Palestine that has the situation under their nose.

Expert’s view

Rafat Badawi, Lebanese analyst told Elnashra, “the outcry of the Zionist enemy is a shout of fear and horror, and propaganda and media devices are not important for misleading public opinion on either side. What the Zionist regime was doing on December 4 in a search of northern occupied Palestine, claiming the discovery of a tunnel linked to Lebanon was to mislead the public inside Israel and misguide the IDF from crises. Israel is not able and won’t dare to confront Hezbollah. Since the Zionist regime has always been the cause of instability in the region, it is unlikely that the green light of the US will bring about moves aimed at disturbing the situation.”

Given the strength of the Lebanese resistance, Hezbollah's Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah has given a definite answer, “It is unlikely that the Zionists carry out a stupid act, because they know they will have to face devastating consequences.”


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