Jerusalem: – Israel announced that its soldiers were ready to defend Israel against any attack by the enemy. After the announcement, Israel has made massive military deployment near the Lebanese border. At the same time, the Israel military warned that the Lebanese government would be fully responsible if there is an attack on the Israeli border areas from Lebanon. Israel has increased its deployment in response to the Hezbollah threat issued two days ago. Against the background of this tension, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, visited Israel. The pressure on the Israel-Lebanon border is increasing since the last few days. Four days ago, a senior Hezbollah commander was killed in an explosion at an Iranian military base in Syria. Hezbollah held Israel responsible for the explosion and threatened Israel of dire consequences. Hezbollah had threatened that the Israel military locations would be on their target. Whereas, last week, Hezbollah held talks with Hamas in the Gaza Strip and appealed to all the extremist organisations to unite against Israel. Moreover, Israel is accusing that Hezbollah is preparing for an intrusion into Israel and collecting a large number of terrorists near the Israel border since the last few days for this intrusion attempt.
Against the background of this Hezbollah threat, Israel has made major military deployment near the Lebanon border. Israel has published information regarding this deployment. Israel has also warned that the Lebanese government will be held responsible for any misadventure by Hezbollah. While the Israeli deployment is increasing near the Lebanese border, there have also been incidents of firing from Syria on the Israeli border. Israel military announced that there was a strong Israeli retaliation.
Against the background of all these developments, General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, visited Israel and met Defence Minister Beni Gantz. It is reported that he held talks even with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discussed the tension with Hezbollah and the Iranian nuclear program with the Israeli leaders. An Iranian leader has accused that the United States is making preparations to kill Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah after General Qasem Soleimani.