Waiting for Hizbullah

[Jerusalem Post] Yaakov Katz - Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee last week that Hizbullah has significantly increased its supply of long-range missiles and short-range rockets to some 20,000 today. Hizbullah has basically rebuilt itself and is continuing to receive large amounts of weapons, including advanced anti-tank missiles, from Syria. The IDF Northern Command's current assessment is that war with Hizbullah could break out any day, any hour, any minute. According to senior officers, the IDF has learned its lesson, and will utilize its advantage in massive firepower and large numbers of tanks and infantry units in any future battle against Hizbullah. Under Col. Ofek Bouchriss, commander of Brigade 300, which is responsible for maintaining the defenses along the Lebanese border, there are new rules of engagement along the border. If an armed Hizbullah guerrilla is spotted, the soldiers have the right to immediately open fire. "Hizbullah will not be allowed to return to the border," he has told his subordinates.

2007-09-03 01:00:00

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