As the war between Israel and Hamas hits its fourth month, the Israel Defense Forces issued a warning to Hezbollah and Iran. Addressing Hezbollah on Saturday, Israel Defense Forces spokesman Daniel Hagari said that Israel will be “ready to attack immediately” in response to any provocation even though it is outrightly looking for war.

“We do not choose war as our first priority, but we are certainly prepared. We will continue to act wherever Hezbollah is present, we will continue to act wherever it is required in the Middle East. What is true for Lebanon is true for Syria, and is true for other more distant places,” he stated.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant issued a similar warning over the weekend, stating that the IDF would strike Hezbollah if necessary even if Israel yields to calls for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza.

Israel’s warnings come as the unprecedented attack by Hamas against Israel would hit the four-month mark on Tuesday. Later this week, Israel’s retaliatory moves against Hamas would mark four months. But Israeli officials are not tired, as they said that they expect that the war will continue for “many more months.”

The goal for Israel when it comes to Hamas is to capture the terrorist organization’s leaders and ammunition reserves and ensure its military bases and tunnels are rendered inoperative.

The warnings from Israel also come amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran after an Iran-backed terrorist group killed three U.S. soldiers and injured up to 34 others in a U.S. military post in Jordan on Jan. 28.

In response, the U.S. military launched airstrikes on Iranian-backed groups, including the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, at sites they use in Syria and Iraq. Per U.S. Central Command, the airstrikes hit over 85 targets at seven different locations, including the drone and ammunition storage sites, intelligence centers, command and control headquarters, rockets and missiles, as well as other facilities used or owned by the groups.