Hezbollah has released a drone video showing sensitive Israeli sites, including military zones in Haifa. The video footage was accompanied by a stern message from Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who warned of widespread strikes on Israel if war is imposed on Lebanon.

Nasrallah said that more than 100,000 fighters are already available, with additional offers of support from Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen. Thousands of Iran-backed fighters are already deployed in Syria, ready to join the conflict in Lebanon if necessary.

The conflict took a deadly turn when an Israeli airstrike killed a senior Hezbollah commander in southern Lebanon. In retaliation, Hezbollah launched rockets and drones towards Israel. Israeli officials have issued threats of a military offensive in Lebanon unless a negotiated end is reached to push Hezbollah away from the border.

Israeli military actions have also drawn significant attention and criticism. Israeli forces attacked a UNRWA aid centre in Gaza City, killing at least five people. This attack came after a series of Israeli strikes that killed at least 50 Palestinians, including women and children.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces have been widely condemned for using a wounded Palestinian man as a human shield in the West Bank and deploying white phosphorus munitions in southern Lebanon.

Human Rights Watch’s Ramzi Kaiss criticised Israel’s use of white phosphorus munitions in populated areas, calling it a dangerous escalation. Lebanese and Iraqi officials have reported that advisers from Iraq are already in Lebanon, with further potential participation in the conflict from resistance groups in Iraq.

Israel, backed by the United States, UK, Germany, and other western governments, has caused intense damage to hospitals in Gaza, putting most of them out of service. Israeli military has also closed all crossings in and out of Gaza to Palestinian patients, preventing access to necessary medical treatment abroad.

Since 7 October, Israel has killed at least 37,598 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and wounded 86,032 others in Gaza.