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And by complete destruction I mean eliminating the enemy's capability to wage war, rather than physical destruction, and that is achieved via multiple means, such as economic or diplomatic.Hostile terror organizations aided by self-designated enemy of Israel are always a threat, no matter how little or how big.
Israel has enough gas resources of its own. It is exporting NG. It also has a water surplus. You accuse them of stealing your water, but in reality they were supplying some southern villages with water up until 2006. Rmeish is one of them. Based on the fact that Israel has no shortage of resources, no, I do not think they will encroach on Lebanese territorial water. This does not take into account disputed areas (e.g. maritime border with Israel). As long as you refuse to demarcate borders, Israel has a right and duty to maximize drilling. Once borders are demarcated, then they can no longer drill outside Israeli waters. As it stands today, Israel is not sure where the border actually lies, as it has not been demarcated, so they cannot be responsible for drilling outside Israeli waters as it is not clear where Israeli waters end and Lebanese water begin. If you don't want them drilling in your waters, demarcate the border, and don't even think about encroaching on Israeli gas fields that are being utilized as we speak.
Israel is not occupying any Lebanese lands. What you consider Lebanese lands were occupied when they were under Syrian control. The issue of these lands, anyhow, is miniscule compared to other issues, and hold no strategic value to Israel. In any case, the land-for-peace formula is one that Israel has engaged in, in the past, and there's no reason to think why it is not possible in the future. However, Lebanon needs to affirm these lands as Lebanese, by presenting documents to the UN, otherwise they are still Syrian lands.
Alleged strength of Hizbullah has nothing to do with Israeli behavior. Even if Hizbullah had 10 soldiers and a pellet gun, they would remain a threat. So Israel is not obliged to give in to terrorist threats. You refuse to sign peace and your ultimate goal is destruction of Israel, so why would they withdraw? On the other side, Israel's ultimate goal is to live peacefully with neighbors, rather than to seek their complete destruction. But if said neighbors do not wish to live in peace with Israel, then complete destruction will achieve the same goal. I do not see Israel attacking random Arabs / Muslims, in fact, I see Israel reaching out and building economic and military partnership with Arab neighbors. The same is possible for Lebanon. However, the key difference is that these Arab nations are not sponsoring terrorist organizations hell-bent on destruction of Israel.
4 paragraphs without trolling you... 3ish bhal ni3mi ?