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Israel facing tensions on northern, southern borders

The IDF is now worried not only about escalating tensions on the Syrian and Lebanese borders but also about growing tensions along the border with the Gaza Strip.

The last time Israel’s south was hit was on July 5, when Gaza assailants fired three rockets into Israel. In response, the Israel Defense Fores (IDF) then bombed a number of Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip. But after almost a month of relative quiet on that front, the situation is now evolving. Israel’s security system must currently focus not only on its northern borders but also on the south.

As a reminder, on June 20, Hezbollah operative Ali Kamel Mohsen Jawad was killed in an airstrike outside Damascus. The group blamed Israel for the attack and vowed to retaliate. Since then, tensions on Israel’s borders with Syria and Lebanon have intensified, with Israel deploying additional forces in the Galilee.

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