Israel renews threats to Lebanon by striking Hezbollah rocket factories

A Hezbollah flag appears along the Lebanese-Israeli borders in the southern Lebanese border village of Kfar Kila as an Israeli settlement appears in the background. (File photo: AFP)

Israel renewed on Friday its threat and warning to Lebanon during a meeting with a French envoy touring the region.

Al Arabiya news channel correspondent in Palestine said on Friday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had passed a threat message through Oman meant for Iran, to spare Lebanon a new war and to stop trying to build precision rockets on its territory.

Netanyahu also sent another threat a few days ago, which was delivered by the French National Security Adviser Orléan la-Chevalier, who is said to be one of Macron’s closest confidants, who met with Israeli deputy national security adviser Eitan Ben-David, on Monday to convey to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri that the Lebanese government must put an end to Hezbollah’s missile factories, otherwise, “Israel will solve it” , in reference to a possible military action.

Ben-David said that Israel has a time limit to end this file, and is ready to wait diligently to develop diplomatic solutions to this matter, stressing at the same time that “Israel is not ready to accept this reality.”

Netanyahu will meet with French President Emmanuel Macaron in Paris on November 11, where he is expected to repeat the warning message to Lebanon regarding Hezbollah’s rocket factories.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54