US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken emphasized on Thursday the “importance of avoiding further escalation in Lebanon through a diplomatic solution that allows Israeli and Lebanese families, who were displaced due to the exchange of fire on the border, to return to their homes.”

Blinken was meeting Israeli National Security Advisor Tzachi Hanegbi and Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Ron Dermer. He reasserted his country’s “unwavering commitment to Israeli security,” according to spokesman Mathew Miller.

Israel has been exchanging strikes with Hezbollah since the war in Gaza erupted on October 7, 2023.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned on Wednesday that his party has new weapons and intelligence capabilities that could help it target more critical positions deeper inside Israel in case of an all-out war.

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