JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel is heading towards a new war with Lebanons Shia movement Hezbollah, a cabinet minister warned Saturday in remarks carried by military radio and the popular Ynet news website. We are heading towards a new confrontation in the north but I dont know when it will happen, just as we did not know when the second Lebanon war would erupt, said Yossi Peled, a minister without portfolio and a reserve army general. He was referring to the devastating war Israel fought with Hezbollah in 2006, which killed more than 1,200 Lebanese, most of them civilians, and more than 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. Hezbollah is part of a new coalition govt formed in November by US- and Saudi-backed Lebanese PM Saad Hariri. The group is also the only faction still armed after Lebanons 1975-1990 civil war. Although Hezbollah is part of the Lebanese government, the latter has no influence on it, Peled said, adding the Jewish state will hold Hezbollah and its ally Syria responsible for any attack on Israel.