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Tensions escalate between Israel and Hezbollah in border region

By Bethan McKernan

03 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

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  1. Tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group, are at their highest in years due to a series of incidents on the UN-controlled boundary between the two countries. Hezbollah appears to be trying new tactics to test Israel’s resolve in the volatile border region, increasing the likelihood of escalation.

Tensions between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah are at their highest level in years after a series of inflammatory incidents on the UN-controlled boundary between the two countries.

Seventeen years after the Iran-backed movement’s last devastating war with Israel, Hezbollah appears to be trying new tactics in the volatile border region to test Israel’s resolve. Such brinkmanship is not unknown, but the increasing frequency of the border skirmishes is raising the likelihood of miscalculation – and escalation.

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