Netanyahu to Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: Calm down

IDF restricts movement along Lebanese border; four mortars fired from Gaza

By Anna Ahronheim
August 28, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah yesterday to “calm down,” after Nasrallah said his group would retaliate for Israeli attacks in Syria and Beirut.

“I heard what Nasrallah said,” Netanyahu said in a speech. “I suggest to Nasrallah to calm down. He knows well that Israel knows how to defend itself and to pay back its enemies. I say the same to Qasem Soleimani: be careful with your words and even more so with your actions.”

The IDF began limiting traffic on roads along the Lebanese border on Tuesday morning over fears of retaliation by Hezbollah, as tensions remain high following the Israeli attacks.

“In light of an operational status assessment, it was decided that the movement of certain military vehicles on several roads would be possible only on the basis of individual approval and in accordance with the situational assessment of the situation,” the IDF said.

The order was given by the military to all units in the area on Tuesday morning restricting travel up to five kilometers from the border, and ordering all troops to carry weapons and wear protective equipment should their request to drive on the border roads be approved.


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