Report: Israel-Lebanon border tense

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel is experiencing a sharp escalation of tensions with Lebanon, according to reports.

The hourly news reports on Israel Radio on Friday afternoon prompted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene a meeting between senior Cabinet ministers and top security officials to assess "the security situation." Lebanon’s military commander reportedly is reviewing troops in the south of the country, near Israel, and warning them of a potential conflict with Israel.

Successive Israeli governments have said that Hezbollah, the terrorist group that launched the 2006 Lebanon war, has since rearmed with as many as 40,000 missiles, some with unprecedented range.

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