Beirut – Israel targeted a civilian home in Bint Jbeil last Tuesday night – an alarming and eloquent message received by Hezbollah and the people of South Lebanon, not only that the raid resulted in the martyrdom of 3 Lebanese; On the contrary, for the first time since October 8th, the bombing deep inside the city revived in the minds of many the historical symbol of “Bint Jabeil” in the Lebanese-Israeli conflict.
From its grounds, Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah delivered a speech in 2000 liberating the south from occupation, making it the only city Israel completely destroyed in the July 2006 war. , after a failed attempt to occupy it.
A solemn funeral
Hundreds of people in Bint Jebel mourned the martyrs draped in party flags, who came from families known for their loyalty to the resistance. They are two brothers: Ali Bassi (37 years old) and Ibrahim (26 years old) ), and Shorook Hammoud, Ibrahim's wife. The latter came from Australia a few days ago to spend the year-end with his family, and then traveled there with his wife.
When the Lebanese martyrs were filled with the story of the martyrdom and their images were filled with social media sites, the city people were enjoying the shock of the goal, and hezbollah Ali Basi mourned her “jihadi”, which was completely destroyed. The house above Ibrahim and Shorook who were sleeping on the top floor.
Ali was accompanied by his father and a friend downstairs, according to a statement to Al Jazeera Net by Waseem Bazi – a writer and political analyst associated with the martyrs' family.
With this target, the death toll in southern Lebanon rose to more than 25 martyrs, the current rules of engagement between Hezbollah and Israel are based on the principle of reciprocal military strikes, making striking civilians a major violation of red lines. Hasan Nasrallah spoke earlier.
In response, Hezbollah – yesterday, Wednesday – targeted the Kiryat Shmona settlement with 30 missiles, and its officials said that every crime against civilians in Lebanon “will not pass without the enemy paying a price.”
The party targeted the naval base at Naqora and a new command post near al-Tahira, Hadab al-Bustan, Khirbet Mar and other bases and attacked Israeli gatherings with attack drones and missile weapons. In occupied Lebanon Sheba Farms.
In practice, observers note that Israel has intensified its targeting of homes in border villages, which are often owned by or associated with opposition leaders or authorities, as happened last month when it targeted a home that led to martyrs. Son of Hizbullah MP Muhammad Rath, along with 3 others.
About a week ago, Israel adopted new rules of engagement and engagement in the so-called “front villages,” according to Wasim Bassi. But the great development was recorded by the first attack on “Bint Jbeil”, “this city was far from the operations, because within the equation of war it represents an expansion indicator, as Safad corresponds to it in Galilee.”
Waseem pointed out to Al Jazeera Net, recalling its historic landmark, about 3 kilometers from Israel's border, when he was commander of the northern region. Udi Adam said in the July 2006 war, and after he was unable to carry out his plan to occupy it, Israel destroyed it in retaliation against the stone and memorial.
He added, “In the July War, Israel called it the 'Cursed City' because of the amount of ambushes and attacks they carried out in its mountains, the most famous of which was the Battle of Qarm al-Zaytoun. The Tahrir Triangle, an ambush on Mount Masood and another near Mahaneya bint Jabeel. The ambush put a decisive end to Israel's defeat.” This created a psychological and military complex for her.
Thus, Waseem found that targeting “Bint Jabeel” had taken a dangerously serious turn, especially after withdrawing from the strikes on the grounds that it cuts across the border, with the villages of Yaron and Aidaroon in front of it.
For his part, author and political analyst Asad Bishara believes that targeting civilians means that Israel has entered the stage of tempting Hezbollah to launch a war in Lebanon, in its own time.
Yesterday, Benny Gantz, a member of the Israeli government's war council, said, “The time for a diplomatic solution is over, unless the world and Lebanon move to stop firing on residents of northern Israel and eliminate Hezbollah. At the border, the Israeli army will do so.
Based on his words, Al Jazeera Online said Israeli officials at the UN Regarding the implementation of Resolution 1701, Litani says they are ready to withdraw Hezbollah from the south, either by peace or war. Close the war as this is not achievable for now.
It shows US newspapers saying Washington prevented Israel from launching a pre-emptive strike against Hezbollah at the start of its occupation of the Gaza Strip, a sign of Tel Aviv's tacit decision to go to war on Lebanon. Time is a matter.
He added, “Targeting civilians reflects an intention to gravitate towards a larger war, knowing that now is not the time for Israel.”
Assad believes displacement from Lebanon's border villages could accelerate, while Wasim points out that most of its residents have fled their homes and rented homes in the deep south or in Sidon, Beirut and elsewhere.
Even as Hezbollah continues its military operations at an intense pace, many are wondering about the seriousness of the situation, as Assad hopes to falter, blocking political and diplomatic solutions and negotiating efforts to save Lebanon from war. Before.
He says, “If Israel continues to attack Lebanese civilians, Hezbollah may be forced to attack civilian settlement residents.
Washington and Paris are likely to continue their efforts to contain tensions in the South, market their point of view and prevent the outbreak of war. Because of the risk of escalating into a regional war that Iran also does not want.
Yesterday, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen sent a letter to Hezbollah's secretary-general, saying, “Nasrallah must understand that he is next, and he must implement Resolution 1701, and Hezbollah must return to the north of the litany. We will work. Having exhausted the diplomatic option, he said, “This is not working, So all options are on the table.”
He added, “Hezbollah, which serves a terrorist government in Iran, endangers Lebanon and the entire region.”
Wasim Bazi thinks Israel's destabilization of the rules of engagement with Hezbollah has become clear and “seems to be rolling forward by a lot of ridiculous and confusing standards,” but he sees the party continuing to deliver. News, the most important of which is the strike it directed yesterday when a delegation was with Cohen on the northern border.
However, indicators in the region present pessimism, with Houthi attacks and a conflict with Bab al-Mandab, the assassination of an Iranian official in Syria, and US bombing of Hezbollah bases in Iraq, not to mention Israel's continuation. Its war of annihilation in Gaza.
He concludes by saying that Hezbollah “may continue to behave morally, but this requires constant evaluation due to Israel's difficulty in maintaining extended rules of engagement.”