Middle East Briefing: Could an Israel and Hezbollah face-off bring war?

The context of Hezbollah's retaliatory strike against an Israeli patrol near the Golan Heights in which two soldiers were killed, and the chances of a wider conflict.

By , Staff writer

Ariel Schalit/AP

Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite political movement and army, killed two Israel soldiers Wednesday in its most serious attack on Israelis since 2006. Israel responded, pounding presumed Hezbollah positions. Who are the players and what's at stake?