In an exchange of wills, an Israeli airstrike in the Golan Heights kills five Hezbollah fighters and an Iranian general. Then two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish-UN peacekeeper are killed in retaliation. Despite this burst of violence, Hezbollah’s subdued response is viewed as reluctance by Iran’s proxy to engage Israel in a larger confrontation while Iran is engaged in negotiations about its nuclear interests and the future strength of the sanctions regime upon Tehran.
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