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A few days prior to meeting IDF Chief of Staff Eizenkot, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford met with Lebanese Armed Forces commander Lt. Gen. Joseph Aoun for similar talks.
An Israeli official said Satterfield was "relaying messages" to Beirut about several matters of contention.
Upgraded border fence designed to prevent ground attacks by Hezbollah against Israeli communities situated along the border.
Saudi Arabia has already cut $3 billion in military aid to Lebanon after the Lebanese government failed to condemn an attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran in January.
"It is a win-win situation for Hezbollah. If we attack them, we kill civilians. If we don't attack because there are civilians, it is good for Hezbollah as well," the official said.
In aftermath of Israelis strikes in Syria, local media report intense Israeli activity in the skies over southern Lebanon.
By Ariel Ben Solomon
Military commanders have to plan for the next war and be prepared to present their operational plans to the political leaders.
By GERSHON BASKIN
"Lebanon will not hesitate to avail itself of its inherent right to self-defence if an armed attack occurs against the economic activities carried out in its maritime areas."
By ODED ERAN
In a world where Hezbollah is ready for war, Aoun is unlikely to be a president that urges restraint.
By MIRIAM GOLDMAN EPS AND KATHERINE EUSEY
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