Hezbollah Plans Mediterranean Sea Campaign Against Israel

Hezbollah is coordinating with Iran to block Israel from access to the Mediterranean Sea, the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs reported on June 24.

In the event of an all-out war, Hezbollah is preparing to attack Israeli ships, port facilities and gas rigs in the Mediterranean Sea using long-range precision missiles and drones, some of which are being supplied by Iran.

The campaign is designed to “neutralize the capabilities of the Israeli Air Force” and prevent a preemptive strike by Israel, the report states.

Cyprus: Last month, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah also warned Cyprus not to allow the Israeli Air Force to use its bases to launch attacks.

Opening Cypriot airports and bases to the Israeli enemy to target Lebanon would mean that the Cypriot government is part of the war, and the resistance will deal with it as part of the war.
—Hassan Nasrallah

Middle East analyst Yoni Ben Menachem explained:

Nasrallah views Cyprus as Europe’s gateway to Lebanon, holding it directly responsible for any developments. The United States and European countries are wary of Nasrallah’s and Iran’s intentions to make the Mediterranean Sea a new conflict zone. They have already witnessed the capabilities of Iran’s proxies in the Red Sea, where Houthi attacks from Yemen on ships and the ongoing blockade on Israel serve as warnings for the Mediterranean.

Looming conflict: Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has warned that conflict between Iran and Europe over the Mediterranean Sea will spark a major clash. Because of its strategic location, Cyprus could play a key role.

Learn more: Read “Who Will Control the Middle East?