Netanyahu: No intention to attack Lebanon
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed on Saturday that Israel has no intention to carry out an offensive against Lebanon, hours after a minister in his cabinet said that a military conflict between Israel and Hizbullah was "inevitable."
The minister without portfolio Yossi Peled said earlier Saturday that "we can't sleep easy" in regard to Israel's shared border with Lebanon. He emphasized that "we're in for another round in the north, but I don't know when." "Israel's main goal is to ensure the posterity of the Jewish state," Peled said, according to Haaretz.
"Although Hizbullah is part of the Lebanese government, the latter has no influence on it," Peled said, adding that Tel Aviv will hold Hizbullah and its ally Syria responsible for any attack on Israel.