Yesterday was the bloodiest day since Hezbollah took the initiative to open an "intrusive" front against Israel under the slogan of supporting the Gaza Strip and relieving pressure on Hamas and the other factions.

The day had barely passed when the number of civilians and Hezbollah fighters killed in Israeli raids in response to the targeting of missiles fired from Lebanon at the city of Safed reached more than eleven individuals.

Perhaps the most dangerous thing that happened was the Israeli raid around midnight that buried an entire family under the rubble of a building in the heart of the city of Nabatieh, located 30 kilometers from the Lebanese-Israeli border.

This Israeli raid and its repercussions in Lebanon, in the heart of Hezbollah’s stronghold, may have constituted a severe test of the course of the war of attrition that Hezbollah ignited alone on October 8 last against Israel, after it turned over time into a mutual war of attrition, and the bill it pays rose with it. Hezbollah and its incubating environment in southern Lebanon, as well as the entire country.

The figures for the aforementioned party’s losses, which amounted to 200 fighters and leaders so far, indicate that they are almost equivalent to the losses they incurred during the devastating 2006 war at various levels, as they reached 250. These are high numbers in the “Mashaghla” war and do not include losses among civilians, and they exceeded 40 people, in addition to the material losses, which are very high in the border areas.

The bloody raid carried out by an Israeli march in the heart of the city of Nabatieh constituted a dangerous event because it broke the rules of limited engagement.

It is estimated that it will be a critical crossroads that will lead in one of two directions. Either the strike will be an incentive for the two parties, Hezbollah and Israel, to accept international mediation with the aim of reducing tension and controlling escalation.

There is a French road plan presented to Hezbollah by Lebanese official officials working under the “mantle” of the aforementioned party, which could constitute an entry point to prevent a dangerous slide into a wide-scale war. But unfortunately, the aforementioned party rejected it, and consequently the Prime Minister and the House of Representatives rejected it.

Or after Hezbollah responds to the bloody raid in Nabatieh, it will go towards a major escalation according to its military capabilities, in which it threatens Israel and enters, and with it, Lebanon into the hell of a war that the Lebanese do not want, even from within its nurturing environment.

We are facing a very dangerous reality. The vast majority of the Lebanese refuse to get involved in a war that, if it broke out, would destroy the country without saving Gaza from the war, according to the slogan raised by the Secretary-General of Hezbollah at the beginning of the Gaza war.

But Lebanon's problem does not stop at Hezbollah's insistence on continuing the war of "engagement" from the Lebanese side, but rather extends beyond it to the reality of the impotence from which the constitutional institutions suffer in the face of a fateful entitlement for Lebanon.

Since last October 8, the Council of Ministers has not been called to meet in order to discuss Hezbollah's unilateral decision to enter into an "engagement" war with Israel from Lebanese territory.

What is more dangerous is that the Lebanese Parliament was not called to meet as the mother of the constitutional institutions to discuss the same issue, given the existential danger it poses that hangs over the heads of the Lebanese against their will.

Based on the above, we are not exaggerating if we say that Lebanon has truly reached the threshold of real war.