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Does ceasefire in Gaza mean Israeli escalation with Lebanon’s Hezbollah?

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War drums beat louder as Israel kills Hezbollah commander and Lebanese group launches massive missile attack.

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Beirut, Lebanon – Hezbollah fires more than 200 missiles and rockets across its southern border in one of its heaviest attacks on northern Israel since the 2006 war.

The day before, Israel had assassinated Taleb Abdullah, the most senior Hezbollah commander killed since October 8.

What happened Wednesday and Tuesday is the latest intensification of hostilities between Israel and Lebanon, as negotiations for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas seem to be coming to a head.

Israel has killed more than 37,000 Palestinians in Gaza since October 7, the day Hamas led an attack on Israel, killing 1,139 people and capturing some 240.

Israel faces genocide charges for its actions in Gaza in a case brought to the International Criminal of Justice by South Africa.

Is there a connection?

Analysts told Al Jazeera a Gaza ceasefire could shift Israel’s military focus to Lebanon, where it has exchanged attacks with Hezbollah since the day after Ocotber 7.

The exchanges across Lebanon’s southern border are not exactly tit-for-tat.

Al Jazeera found in an April investigation that Israel had launched more than five attacks on Lebanon for every attack from Hezbollah.

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