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“Israeli civilians wander, soldiers hide”, an Israeli officer commenting on the situation on Palestine’s northern borders

Occupied Palestine (QNN)- An Israeli newspaper quoted an officer in the General Staff of the Israeli army saying that the situation on the Palestinian northern border with Lebanon is paradoxical.

Yediot Aharanot reported that there are concerns among senior army officers about the continued alert status in the north. “The situation has become paradoxical; while civilians freely wander around, soldiers hide in fear of Hezbollah’s bullets.”

The Israeli estimations indicate that the Lebanese party is determined to retaliate for the murder of one of its leaders, who was killed in an Israeli raid on Damascus last July.

Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, had said last month that “for us, retaliation is a definitive decision but we are not in a harry.”

“What the Israelis should understand is that when you kill one of our brothers we will kill one of your soldiers and that the resistance is serious about accomplishing this mission”, he added.

Hizbollah had tried on two separate occasions to kill Israeli soldiers; in the first, Hezbollah’s fighters infiltrated into occupied Shebaa Farms last July before withdrawing due to the heavy Israeli shooting. In the second time, which was two weeks ago, Lebanese snipers opened fire at an Israeli military site near the Manarah town.

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