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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Israel» Fortifies North against Future Hizbullah Ops


Once again, out of fear from any new Hizbullah operation, the "Israeli" entity's army fortified the northern borders of the occupied Palestinian territories.

"Israeli"-Lebanese border

Haaretz reported Sunday that the "Israel" Occupation Forces [IOF] changed its doctrine towards the group following Hizbullah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah's speech in which he vowed to "enter into the Galillee."

The IOF believes that in a future Hizbullah operation in the "Israeli" occupied Palestinian territories, the group will combine a massive barrage of rockets with a ground offensive-seeking to seize territory and hold it, even for a short time.

In order to prevent such a ground operation, the IOF built obstacles against a possible armored incursion and reinforced the capabilities of illegal settlement communities against fire from snipers, mortars, anti-tank guns, and rockets.

A recent assessment, in August, of former Shin Bet chief Avi Dichter, who now chairs the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and War Committee, shows that Hizbullah could now "fight on a large scale, in platoons and battalion, while using sophisticated weaponry and heavy, precise arms..."

These advanced capabilities will ensure that the "next round" in the conflict between Hizbullah and the "Israeli" entity's forces will be much different than the last war in 2006, Dichter pointed out.

Furthermore, a report published by a US think-tank, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, in July noted that "Israeli" officials believe that any future war with Hizbullah has the potential cause "thousands of civilian deaths" in the "Israeli" entity.

The warning came as Sayyed Nasrallah threatened in February to bomb ammonium tanks in Haifa, which could kill tens of thousands of settlers in case the "Israeli" entity violates Lebanese sovereignty.

Source: Haaretz, Edited by website team
22-11-2016 | 14:58

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