Hezbollah Threatens Cyprus with War Over Israels Use of Territory

By Divya Jun 22, 2024 #Cyprus #Hezbollah #Israel
Hezbollah Threatens Cyprus with War Over Israel's Use of Territory

Hezbollah Threatens Cyprus with War

Hezbollah, a Lebanese militant group, has threatened Cyprus with war if it allows Israel to use its territory to attack Lebanon. The threat comes amid escalating tensions between Israel and Hezbollah, which have been exchanging cross-border fire since the war in Gaza erupted in October 2023.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah warned that “if Israel is allowed to use facilities in Cyprus for military purposes, then that would mean the country would be at war with Hezbollah.” He added that Hezbollah has “information that the Israeli enemy is conducting maneuvers in preparation for a war with Lebanon, and that airports in Cyprus could be opened to Israeli fighter jets.

Nasrallah’s threat has raised concerns about the potential for a wider conflict in the region. Cyprus is a member of the European Union, and any attack on the country could draw the bloc into a war with Hezbollah.

Hezbollah’s Capabilities

Hezbollah is a powerful militant group with an extensive arsenal of weapons. According to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Hezbollah has around 45,000 personnel and an arsenal of around 150,000 missiles and rockets of various types.

Hezbollah has also been working on developing precision-guided missiles, which could significantly increase its threat to Israel.

Israel’s Response

Israel has said that it is prepared to respond to any attack from Hezbollah. The Israeli military has approved plans for an offensive in Lebanon, although the decision to actually launch such an operation would have to come from the country’s political leadership.

Israel has also been working to strengthen its air defenses, including the deployment of the Iron Dome missile defense system, which has been successful in intercepting rockets fired from Gaza.

Regional Implications

A wider conflict between Israel and Hezbollah could have serious regional implications. Hezbollah has allies in Syria, Iran, and Iraq, and any attack on Lebanon could draw these countries into the conflict.

The conflict could also destabilize the region and lead to a humanitarian crisis. Lebanon is already struggling with a political crisis and an economic crisis, and a war would only make these problems worse.

Diplomatic Efforts

Diplomatic efforts are underway to prevent a wider conflict between Israel and Hezbollah. US President Joe Biden’s senior adviser Amos Hochstein has been meeting with officials in Lebanon and Israel in an attempt to deescalate tensions.

The United Nations has also called for a ceasefire between Israel and Hezbollah.


The situation between Israel and Hezbollah is very tense, and the risk of a wider conflict is high. Hezbollah’s threat to Cyprus has raised concerns about the potential for the conflict to spread to other countries. Diplomatic efforts are underway to prevent a wider conflict, but it is unclear whether these efforts will be successful.

By Divya

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