Israel: Lebanon, Hezbollah, Iran bear full responsibility for border flare-up

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Israel said on Thursday that Hezbollah, its Iranian patron and the Beirut government bore “full responsibility” for spiraling violence across the Israel-Lebanon border, and hinted that escalation could be in the works.

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“Lebanon and Hezbollah, under the guidance of Iran, bear full responsibility for the deterioration of the security situation in the north,” government spokesperson David Mencer said. “Whether through diplomatic efforts - or otherwise - Israel will restore security on our northern border.”

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