The Kingdom of Bahrain is warning its citizens to leave Lebanon in light of the anti-tank missile attack on Israel Sunday afternoon by the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist organization, which then escalated into a firefight along Israel’s northern border.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain calls on all citizens in the Republic of Lebanon to leave immediately, given the events and developments in the country that require everyone to take precautions,” said the warning.
The United States, meanwhile has announced its clear support for Israel’s right to self-defense, in a tweet posted by Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt.
“Iran has proxies in Lebanon & Gaza that harm Israel, undermine chances for peace & threaten a better future for Palestinians,” Greenblatt pointed out. “The US stands w/Israel & fully supports its right to defend itself against all attacks.”
Missiles fired from Lebanon into Israel. Iran has proxies in Lebanon & Gaza that harm Israel, undermine chances for peace & threaten a better future for Palestinians. The US stands w/ Israel & fully supports its right to defend itself against all attacks.
— Jason D. Greenblatt (@jdgreenblatt45) September 1, 2019
During the day on Sunday, Prime Minister / Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during a speech that the single responsible party for all the instability in the region, and the number one major threat to Israel is still, at the end of the day, Iran.
“A new empire has arisen with the goal of defeating us,” he said. “They build proxies in Lebanon in the form of Hezbollah, in Gaza in the form of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. They are trying to entrench themselves in Iraq to turn it into not only a country through which it can transfer arms to Syria and Hezbollah, but also to turn it into a launching pad for rockets and infiltrations against us.”