Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's comments came after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accused Israel of a drone attack on the Lebanese Shia movement's Beirut stronghold on Sunday and threatened retaliation.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said from now on his group will down Israeli drones in Lebanon's skies.
The latest US sanctions bring to 50 the number of Hezbollah individuals and entities blacklisted by the Treasury since 2017.
Head of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group slams a proposed US peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's a void deal... a historic crime," he said of the plan.
With three fronts potentially encroaching on its oil and gas-rich waters, Lebanon has few options for international arbitration.
Amid Saudi offers of economic help and Iran’s military support, it might be harder than ever for Lebanon to insulate itself from regional conflict.
Prime Minister Saad Hariri was reluctant to include a Hezbollah-friendly Sunni in the government as it would signal a loss of his authority over the Sunnis, but he eventually yielded.
"Part of our plan in the next war is to enter into Galilee, a part of our plan we are capable of, God willing. The important thing is that we have this capability and we have had it for years," said Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in an interview.
Israel's latest operation has led to rumours of another war, but outside of rhetoric, it doesn't look like either side is ready to stomach such a conflict.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paraded diagrams of alleged weapons sites in Lebanon at the UN General Assembly, but when diplomats toured those sites, no weapons were found. Is Israel priming the international community for a strike?
Even though the official results have not been announced yet, Hezbollah's leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah says his party has achieved "victory" in Lebanon's first parliamentary elections since 2009. PM Hariri has lost over a third of his seats.
Hassan Nasrallah said those who hope the anti-government protests in Iran would grow and lead to regime change will be left disappointed.
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