Today, Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved "recommendations and methods of action proposed by the army and security services" to deal with Hezbollah's activities near the border areas in southern Lebanon.
Today, Sunday, the Israeli government discussed the field situation and developments with the Lebanese "Hezbollah" in the border area in southern Lebanon. In addition to Netanyahu, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant and Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer participated in the meeting.
Also present were the heads of the security services, including the Chief of Staff of the Israeli Army, Herzi Halevi, the head of the Mossad, David (Didi) Barnea, the head of the National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi, and the head of the Shin Bet, Ronen Bar.
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a brief statement, that the meeting came to "assess the situation" regarding Lebanon. And he reported that Netanyahu "accepted the recommendations and methods of action proposed by the army and security services."
In a reading of the statement of Netanyahu's office, the military correspondent for Israeli Army Radio said that the choice of the phrase "Netanyahu's approval" of "recommendations and methods of action proposed by the army and security services" indicates that Netanyahu has already begun responding to possible accusations that may be leveled against him in the future if tensions develop with Hezbollah. God to a military confrontation, as "pushing toward military moves to divert attention from judicial legislation."
During his weekly cabinet meeting, on Sunday morning, Netanyahu responded to Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, by saying that he "should not test us." He claimed that "we are not affected by Nasrallah's threats (which he makes) from the bunker. In grandfather's hour, he will find us standing shoulder to shoulder and he should not test us."
The political correspondent for "Yedioth Ahronoth" and "Ynet" newspaper said that the meeting did not witness the adoption of "tangible concrete decisions." However, it was agreed on future directions and methods of work. He quoted high-ranking officials in the Israeli security services as saying: "We are not running towards a confrontation in the north."
The Israeli army radio quoted security sources as saying that Israel "will not take any action to push it. These tents do not pose a security threat, and we will not engage in any movement that we are not interested in."
The position of the senior leaders in the Israeli army, which was presented to Netanyahu, was summarized as follows: "Nasrallah's miscalculation and misunderstanding of Israeli intentions could lead to escalation. We do not need to engage in a conflict that we do not need or want at this time."