Israeli Foreign Minister issues warning to Hezbollah amid escalating border tensions

TEL AVIV — As tensions along the Lebanon-Israel border continue to increase since the commencement of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen delivered a strong message during a tour with foreign ambassadors along the northern borders of Israel. The focus of Cohen’s warning was directed at Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

Cohen conveyed a direct message to Nasrallah, emphasizing that he must comprehend the consequences awaiting him. The Foreign Minister outlined a clear condition: Nasrallah must promptly adhere to UN Security Council Resolution No. 1701, and, specifically, withdraw from Litani towards the North.

If Nasrallah refuses, then all options remain on the table, Cohen stated.

The Foreign Minister underscored the importance of exhausting diplomatic avenues but underscored that if peaceful measures failed, all options would be considered. Cohen emphasized Hezbollah’s alignment with the Iranian government, asserting that the group poses a threat not only to Lebanon but also to the broader region.