IDF plans no major attack on Hezbollah

The prime minister said that "this is not the time for any kind of activity" because of the media's heavy focus on the area.

Peres added that Israeli policy in southern Lebanon has not changed.

"Whoever tries to hurt Israel will be punished," he said.

Hezbollah has said it would launch Katyusha rockets on northern Israel if the IDF mounted a large-scale action.