After Lebanese rockets are fired across the border, Israel responds by firing back with around 20 shells. Israeli PM Netanyahu holds the Lebanese government responsible. Analysts say it may be a sign that instability in Lebanon is intensifying.
Israel has struck what it referred to as Iranian targets inside Syria in "large-scale" raids. The operations come after an Israeli warplane crashed under fire from Syrian air defenses.
Lebanon's Hezbollah has escalated the Mediterranean race for offshore gas and oil, threatening Israel and saying America is "not an honest broker." At issue is Lebanon's offshore search, which is disputed by Israel.
The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.
Benjamin Netanyahu told his Cabinet on Sunday that Israel would continue to target Iranian-backed forces inside Syria. His comments come amid rising tensions a day after an Israeli F-16 fighter jet crashed under fire.
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