Hizbullah Lost the Second Lebanon War

(Yediot Ahronot-Hebrew, 15July2011) Amira Lam and Yossi Yehoshua - Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, who just completed five years as commander of the IDF's Northern Command, said in an interview that since the Second Lebanon War in 2006: "Hizbullah has doubled its rocket capacity, but I think the improvements we've made - in terms of range of targets, firepower, and maneuverability - are greater in the long run. Today we are in a much better position opposite them. Our intelligence picture of the organization has greatly improved. Our target bank has also improved and Hizbullah understands this." "The reason they have not acted against us in the past five years is not out of concern for the welfare of the residents of the State of Israel. This organization feels, in my opinion, that the ground is dropping from beneath its feet. Now the group is charged with the murder of Hariri, and Nasrallah fears for his life. The person who used to travel around Lebanon so grandly lives today in a bunker as the last of the wanted men and speaks to his people via plasma screens."

2011-07-18 00:00:00

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