Israel warns Lebanon of counterattack should Hezballah attack
Israeli military chief has warned neighboring Lebanon of an ‘extremely significant counterattack’ if Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist militia uses the country to launch attacks against Israel.
“In the face of these threats, we will respond with an extremely significant counterattack that will include targeting rockets, missiles and weapons, whether in open areas, or adjacent to and inside buildings,” Israel Defense Forces (IDF) chief Aviv Kochavi said.
Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva reported the IDF chief’s statement amid heightened hostilities from the Iran-Hezbollah nexus....
The warning comes as Iran arms Hezbollah, Hamas, and other Palestinian terrorist groups with long-range and precision-guided missiles capable of hitting almost all Israeli population centers.
“The number of precision missiles at the resistance’s disposal has now doubled from what it was a year ago,” Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah declared last month. “Any target across the area of occupied Palestine that we want to hit accurately — we are able to hit accurately.”
Hezbollah, Iran’s most potent terrorist proxy, is a significant stakeholder in the Lebanese government. The Iran-bankrolled terrorist militia directly controls large swathes of the country, including parts of the capital, Beirut, and southern Lebanon.
Hezbollah uses Lebanese people as human shields, hiding its missiles and weapons arsenal in crowded neighborhoods. In August, a massive explosion rocked Beirut killing hundreds of people. Western intelligence pointed to a large number of explosives stored in a warehouse shipped by Iran to Hezbollah.
“All the missile capabilities of Gaza and Lebanon have been supported by Iran, and they are the front line for confrontation,” a senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Amir Ali Hajizadeh, admitted earlier this month.
The reason for these potential hostilities is that Biden has said he will rejoin Obama's bad deal with Iran. That is likely to provoke attacks from Israel to thwart Iran's nuclear program and Iran is likely to respond to those attacks by having its proxies in the region fire rockets at Israeli civilians. Biden's move will also increase tensions with Arab countries in the4 region that oppose Iranian aggression.