Europe Warning Hizbullah Not to Attack Israel

YERUSHALAYIM -

Amid persistent threats from Hizbullah to avenge the killing of terrorist Samir Kuntar, foreign diplomats have reportedly warned Hezbollah that any attack on Israel will draw a devastating response.

The European officials, as well as Iran, were seeking to dissuade the Lebanese terrorist organization from launching such an attack, lest it lead to wider conflict, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas.

Meanwhile, on Motzoei Shabbos, Israeli planes allegedly hit Hizbullah targets in the Qalamoun area of Syria in a series of at least seven airstrikes, according to Syrian media outlets.

The IDF, adhering to standing policy, would not comment on the reports, and Hezbollah denied the story.

On Sunday, the Israeli military notified residents in the north of a Northern Command exercise involving reserve soldiers that had already been planned prior to the current tension on the border. Israelis in the region were told not to be alarmed by the sound of explosions, which would be related to the exercise, not a terror attack.

The exercise came a day after the army said residents of the Galillee may hear blasts as part of a military exercise taking place in the North.