Erick Stakelbeck unpacks the major fallout from the uptick of Israeli airstrikes in Syria. A senior Israel Defense Forces officer has revealed that Hezbollah and other Iran-backed militias in Syria are beginning to withdraw from the region following a series of offensives attributed to Israel.
Amid ongoing maritime contention with Hezbollah, Israel is set to connect the Karish offshore gas rig to the Jewish state’s gas network. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has warned that Lebanon would pay the price for any Hezbollah attack on its offshore gas field. Are we headed for a major showdown on the high seas?