'Israel's' Gantz to participate in US security forum
Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz heads to the United States for a security forum.
Israeli occupation Security Minister Benny Gantz will head Wednesday to the United States to participate in a security forum hosted by the Aspen Institute, the Israeli i24NEWS newspaper reported.
The Israeli official is expected to meet with various US defense officials, including national security advisor Jake Sullivan.
Gantz has a list of officials he is set to meet with, including CIA chief William Burns, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, and Congress members and heads of committees that deal with security issues, the Israeli outlet said.
The Israeli minister participated with Israeli occupation Prime Minister Yair Lapid in a Northern Command tour on occupied Palestine's borders with Lebanon, i24NEWS added.
Lapid and Gantz evaluated the situation on Wednesday, and they both spoke with senior IOF officers.
The two were joined by National Security Council chief Eyal Hulata and Northern Command Amir Baram, alongside other senior officers, the newspaper said. The senior officials also issued a "strong-worded warning" to Lebanon via the US mediator.
Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah announced in early July sending three UAVs on a recon mission over the Karish gas field.
Israeli media reported one day later that the three drones operated by Hezbollah were not carrying weapons, but rather a message of "you have to submit to our demands," stressing that “Israel” is not after escalation with Hezbollah, yet it holds its ground.
Israeli Walla! news website said fear was prevalent within the security establishment of further attacks by Hezbollah.
Hezbollah’s clear message, according to Israeli media, was: We are capable of sending drones, but there are other means that can be armed and explosive as they head to the gas-drilling platform when it is actually drilling.
Lebanon and the Israeli occupation are holding indirect talks over the contested Karish gas field, which "Tel Aviv" says it has ownership over.