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Lebanon’s PM Diab urges caution amid Israel’s ‘dangerous military escalation’

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Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab said on Tuesday that Israel had violated his country's sovereignty with a “dangerous military escalation” along the Israeli-Lebanese frontier on Monday and called for caution amid heightened border tensions.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said Israeli forces thwarted an attempt by Hezbollah to infiltrate across the Lebanese frontier on Monday, which the Iranian-backed Shia group denied. A Reuters witness in Lebanon counted dozens of Israeli shells hitting the disputed Shebaa Farms area.

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