Israel claims to have attacked Syria more than 100 times in five years, despite the fact that the air strikes could not prevent 150,000 missiles from reaching Hezbollah or the development of missiles that could have destroyed the country. -16 Israeli, on February 10th.
In his latest article titled “The next confrontation with Israel will be more of a sea than a land issue,” Rai al-Youm’s editor-in-chief, Abdel Bari Atwan, discusses internal and external pressure on Netanyahu to find a way forward. to avoid a conflict with Lebanon.
Benyamin Netanyahu’s government is under increasing internal and external pressure to alleviate verbal escalation and threats against Hezbollah and make serious efforts to settle the oil and gas oil dispute with Lebanon and avoid a potentially war devastating.
These pressures come after the celebration of the $ 15 billion gas deal with Egypt and the threats made by the Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General, Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, in his latest speech about his willingness to hit Israeli gas platforms in Mediterranean if the Lebanese High Council of Defense gave him the green light.
The Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah has made it clear in his speech that the main goal in the next confrontation would be to target the maritime borders, thus saying that Lebanon’s economic future, which could be the final solution to most of its financial crises , depended on its gas reserves and that it was a matter of life and death for the Lebanese.
The Israelis are in an unprecedented state of anxiety because of the possibility of a war different from those of the past in terms of destruction and loss of life and property, especially in Lebanon, not forgetting the conflict over the gas reserves in “Block 9”.
If the Israeli regime claims that “block 9” lies partly within its borders, this claim has no legal basis: the maritime boundary between Lebanon and occupied Palestine has never been demarcated by any independent specialized organization, and neither the United Nations nor any other international body has ratified it.
The editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm then states: “Even the land border, the United Nations Blue Line established in 2000 after the Israeli army’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, does not has not been officially accepted by the Lebanese authorities and can not be used to demarcate the Lebanese border. Hezbollah, which has rockets and is willing to use them, insists on this important point. ”
Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said “any new war would cause damage to a level we did not expect”. “Israel no longer has the initiative since 1967,” he added, pointing out that the era of war against the Arab countries without any aggression in the depth of the occupied Palestinian territory is well and truly over.
Avigdor Lieberman, the Israeli Minister of Military Affairs, said the same thing a few days ago. He acknowledged that Israel had not won any war since the Six Day War and that “its current strategy was defensive”.
What worries most the Israeli leaders is the Iranian influence in the region and its military arm, especially Hezbollah, and this was clearly expressed by Netanyahu himself, at the Munich conference last Sunday. R. McMaster, the US National Security Advisor, emphasized this point in his speech at the conference.
The former Israeli Air Force commander claimed that the Zionist regime’s fighter jets had fought more than 100 raids on Syrian territory in the past five years, without saying that the attacks had not occurred. could not prevent the arrival of 150 000 missiles to Hezbollah in southern Lebanon and the development of SAM 5 missiles, missiles that managed to shoot down the Israeli F-16 for the first time since the Israeli army made the acquisition of such devices in 2000.
Netanyahu continues to celebrate the agreement to export gas to Egypt, which creates a huge problem for Cairo, which does not know how to sell it on the world market, but it could only be temporary if the war breaks out and Hezbollah fires missiles at Israel’s gas platforms.
Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah is ready and waiting for this historic moment. If the man utters threats, he will keep his promise and if he says that he will do something, he will do it.
The gas from the eastern Mediterranean belongs to Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Egypt and the Arab countries and we have no objection to saying that it belongs to the Muslim world: a large part of Arab countries are no longer afraid of Israeli-American hunters, since the rules of the game have changed.