Gantz instructs military to increase operational readiness at Lebanon border amid faltering maritime talks

Israeli forces are preparing for the potential of increased tensions at the Lebanon border amid faltering indirect negotiations on a US-brokered maritime border deal.

During the weekly situation assessment held on Thursday, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz instructed the military to increase operational readiness - both offensive and defensive - in the northern part of the country.

The meeting also included Israel's Army Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi, Defense Ministry Director-General Amir Eshel, and Head of the Army Operations Directorate Major General Aharon Haliva.... Read More: i24