This is what the Israeli Defence minister says:
Israeli defense minister Yoav Gallant has warned Hezbollah on Saturday not to escalate fighting along the border.
“Hezbollah is dragging Lebanon into a war that might happen,” Gallant told troops in a video aired by Israeli television channels, Reuters reports.
“It is making mistakes and … those who will pay the price are first and foremost Lebanon’s citizens. What we are doing in Gaza, we can do in Beirut,” he added.https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2023/nov/11/israel-hamas-war-live-staff-report-catastrophic-situation-in-main-gaza-hospital-aid-agency-says-as-fighting-intensifies?filterKeyEvents=false&page=with:block-654fb8068f08f02e9fecb01b#block-654fb8068f08f02e9fecb01b
Those who think the answer is that they are and that this is the Israeli version of “shock and awe” (designed to make anyone afraid of ever attacking them again) might take support from that statement.
Israel’s chief military spokesperson, R Adm Daniel Hagari, said the IDF was “at a very high state of readiness in the north” and that “Lebanon’s citizens will bear the cost of this recklessness”.https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/nov/12/israelis-injured-in-hezbollah-missile-strikes-as-border-tensions-grow
Which is pretty unambiguous