US sent message to Hezbollah that it won’t be able to rein in Israel — report

The Times of Israel reports: “US President Joe Biden’s Mideast envoy Amos Hochstein warned Lebanese officials last week that Washington would not be able to stop Israel from invading should Hezbollah continue its attacks, according to several reports.

‘Israel’s gotta do what they gotta do,’ a US Defense Department official told Politico, which reported that Washington had telegraphed to Hezbollah that it can’t rein in Israel if the situation escalates.

The Biden administration is seeking to prevent a full-fledged war between Israel and Hezbollah, which began launching near-daily attacks on the north following Hamas’s October 7 onslaught on southern Israel.

Among US concerns is that a major Israeli offensive would pull in Hezbollah’s backer Iran, complicating efforts to defend the Jewish state…”

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