Hezbollah steps up activity along Israeli-Lebanese border

(JNS.org) Hezbollah has reportedly installed cameras along the Israeli-Lebanese border, bringing new fears that Hezbollah may be preparing for conflict with Israel.

According to the Times of Israel, citing Lebanon’s Al-Mustaqbal newspaper, which is affiliated Lebanon’s anti-Hezbollah opposition government, the cameras are located at a distance ranging from “a few meters to 200 meters” from the border with Israel.

The cameras, which are attached to trees and operated remotely by Hezbollah, are there to monitor Israeli military movements as well as actions of local Lebanese farmers, security sources said.

Tel Aviv University Lebanon security expert Benedetta Berti believes that Hezbollah’s border activity along with the recent drone incident is a possible ominous sign of future conflict.

“They haven’t done anything like this in a while,” Berti told the Times of Israel. “It seems like they are either planning something or anticipating something will happen.”

Israel and Hezbollah last fought in July 2006, when Hezbollah kidnapped and killed two Israeli soldiers on the border, sparking the Second Lebanon War.  Since the 2006, Israeli officials believe that Hezbollah has rearmed itself with over 40,000 rockets and missiles that are capable of targeting anywhere in Israel. 

Posted on October 31, 2012 .