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Reuters Denies the 'Israel Will Attack Lebanon Within 48 Hours' Report

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23rd June 2024
Reuters Denies the 'Israel Will Attack Lebanon Within 48 Hours' Report
A photo shows Israeli attacks on Lebanon recently (AFP)

The Claim

#Urgent ‼️🚨 Reuters: Israel will attack Lebanon within the next 48 hours 🇮🇱🇱🇧

Emerging story

In relation to the recent tensions between Lebanon and Israel, social media users attributed a news report to Reuters, claiming that Israel is expected to launch an attack on Lebanon within 48 hours.

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Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the viral claim and found it to be fake.

In a published report, Reuters refuted the attributed claim.

Refutes Denies ‘Israel Will Attack Lebanon’ Report

Following the widespread circulation of the news, Reuters denied on Saturday that it had reported that Israel would attack Lebanon within 48 hours after social media posts cited the news agency. 

"Any claims that Reuters reported that Israel will attack Lebanon within the next 48 hours are false. Reuters did not report this," a Reuters spokesperson said.

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A screenshot of Reuters’ article.

Moreover, Reuters published the agency spokesperson’s statement on X. 

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A screenshot of Reuters Spokesperson’s Statement on X.

Israel Says It Is Ready for 'All-Out War' in Lebanon

Israel has declared its readiness for an "all-out war" in Lebanon and has approved plans for an offensive targeting Hezbollah, according to officials. These statements from Israel’s foreign minister and military late on Tuesday came in response to Hezbollah's release of threatening drone footage.

The nine-minute drone footage, filmed during the day, showed the Israeli port city of Haifa, including civilian and military areas, malls, residential quarters, a weapons manufacturing complex, and missile defense batteries.

Subsequently, the Israeli military announced that Ori Gordin, head of its Northern Command, which includes the front line with Hezbollah, has approved plans for a ground assault across Israel’s northern border.

Since shortly after the war on Gaza began following the October 7 Operation, Israel and Hezbollah have been engaged in border fighting. The confrontation is increasingly expanding, with both sides declaring their readiness to go to war.

Hezbollah Leader Warns Israel Against Wider War

Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, warned on Wednesday that Hezbollah has acquired new weapons and intelligence capabilities that could enable it to target critical positions deeper inside Israel in the event of an all-out war. 

“We now have new weapons. But I won’t say what they are,” he said in a televised address commemorating a top Hezbollah commander killed in an Israeli airstrike in southern Lebanon last week. “When the decision is made, they will be seen on the front lines.”

Since the beginning of the Israeli war on Gaza, Hezbollah has employed locally made explosive drones and surface-to-air missiles against Israeli jets. Nasrallah also mentioned that while he previously stated in 2021 that Hezbollah has 100,000 fighters, the current number is now significantly higher, although he did not provide specific figures. Moreover, he said that he rejected offers from allied countries and groups that could bolster his ranks by tens of thousands.

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