Netanyahu: Israel ready for any scenario after Hezbollah attack
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah, but neither side seemed eager for another conflict.
Israel’s military said anti-tank missiles from Lebanon targeted an army base and vehicles. It responded with fire into southern Lebanon, after a week of growing tension raised fears of a new war with long-time enemy Hezbollah.
The Iran-backed Hezbollah movement said its fighters destroyed an Israeli military vehicle, killing and wounding those inside. Israel said there were no casualties.
"We were attacked by a few anti-tank missiles. We responded with 100 shells, aerial fire and various measures. We are in consultations about what’s to come," Reuters cited Netanyahu as saying.
"I have given instructions to be prepared for any scenario, and we will decide on what’s next depending on how things develop," the Israeli PM said, adding that they have "no casualties, no wounded, not even a scratch.”