08 January 2009
Is Hezbollah about to widen the Gaza Conflict?
Reports are coming in that three to five rockets have been fired from Southern Lebanon into Israel. The Independent wants us to believe that it is "not immediately clear who fired" them, but your friendly old Exile is willing to bet that it was Hezbollah.
Quite what the strategy behind the attack was is the bit that is unclear. If Hezbollah wanted to hurt Israel then five rockets isn't going to do any more than irritate. However, it might be enough to provoke the Israelis into a tit for tat series of engagements that could end up with Israel attacking Lebanon and thus opening up a second front in the Gaza War.