Hezbollah ready to close the door on clash with Israel, U.N. says

January 30, 2015 1:29 AM

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Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Thursday that the United Nations had informed Israel that the Lebanese group Hezbollah was unlikely to escalate violence after deadly encounters a day earlier left three people dead, raising concern about more fighting in the Middle East.

Yaalon, who indicated the Israeli military was on alert, said the message was received through the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, which deploys about 10,000 peacekeepers along the so-called Blue Line separating Lebanese and Israeli territory.

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