IDF chief says Lebanon responsible for next conflict with Hezbollah

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  1. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    IDF chief says Lebanon responsible for next conflict with Hezbollah
    Gadi Eisenkot warns Beirut will pay a price for allowing terror group to operate within its borders
    By Tamar Pileggi March 19, 2017, 8:21 pm
    IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot (C) stands next to Maj. Gen Yoel Strick (R) at the headquarters of the Northern Command in Tzfat on March 19, 2017. (IDF spokesperson)

    The head of the IDF warned Beirut Sunday that it would continue to thwart terror group Hezbollah and any future war with the Shiite group would take place on Lebanese territory, as tensions rose over airstrikes against the group in Syria. In a “future war, there will be a clear address: the state of Lebanon and the terror groups operating in its territory and under its authority,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot said during a ceremony at an army base in northern Israel.

    On Friday, Israeli planes struck deep inside Lebanon to thwart an arms transfer to the terror group. On Sunday, another IDF strike was reported in the Syrian Golan against a fighter for a pro-regime militia with links to Hezbollah. Eizenkot warned that Hezbollah was bolstering its military capabilities and operating south of the Litani river near the border with Israel, against a UN-brokered ceasefire, following the 2006 war between Israel and the terror group.

    “In Lebanon, Hezbollah continues to arm itself and strengthen itself,” he said at the ceremony marking the change in the head of the Northern Command. “We will continue to act divisively to thwart these efforts and will continue to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hezbollah,” he said.

    While maintaining calm along the border is of “mutual interest” for both the Israeli and Lebanese governments, Eiskenkot said the inevitable next round of hostilities with the terror group would largely take place in Lebanon.
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    Well, it is certainly clear that Lebanon supports them 100%, so they should be held responsible for it in the next war. Israel needs to take these terrorists out once and for all. :nod
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  3. daygo

    daygo Well-Known Member

    I agree.

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