As it maintains its highest state of alert, the Israeli military is reinforcing troop presence from Rosh Hanikra on the country’s most-western border with Lebanon to Mount Hermon on the most-eastern border with Syria.
Intelligence assessments reveal that Hezbollah seeks to strike military rather than civilian targets, so no restrictions have been imposed on tourist sites and the Israeli public is proceeding with normal activities.
In an evident attempt to alleviate the tense situation on the ground, Israel’s defense establishment has refrained from publicizing surveillance footage of the Hezbollah operatives fleeing Israel back to Lebanon during a failed infiltration attempt 27 July. The strategy is apparently aimed at encouraging Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah to alter his decision to mount an attack against Israeli territory, in accordance with his pledge to retaliate for the alleged killing of a Hezbollah operative in Syria by Israel.
It is important to highlight that Hezbollah has seemingly lowered its profile over the past 48 hours, stopping short of issuing any further public threats against the Jewish State.