Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel warned Wednesday that the Jewish state will strike Hezbollah “with full force” in any future conflict with the Lebanese terror group.
This comes after the IDF has accused the Hezbollah terror group of operating several outposts along the Israel-Lebanon border to spy on the Jewish state under the guise of a fake environmental organization known as “Green Without Borders.” As well as Hezbollah placing a massive sign across the border near Metula which reads in Hebrew and Arabic: “We are coming”
In his address at the annual Herzliya Conference, Eshel said that in just a few days, Israel’s air force can now bring as much power as it did during the entire 2006 war against Hezbollah.
“What the air force was able to do quantitatively in the…Lebanon war over the course of 34 days we can do today in 48-60 hours,” he said, adding, “This is potential power unimaginable in its scope, much different to what we have seen in the past and far greater than people estimate.”
A video released by the IDF shows the outposts allegedly erected by the fake environmental group.
While Eshel touted Israel’s firepower, Hezbollah’s leaders have routinely boasted about the terror group’s vast arsenal of 100,000-150,000 rockets, and their ability to strike deep into Israel in any future conflict.
Yet since the last war with Hezbollah, Israel has significantly bolstered its missile defense apparatus, deploying the Iron Dome, Arrow and David’s Sling systems to intercept any short-range or medium-range Hezbollah rockets.
Eshel said that if conflict breaks out in Israel’s north, the Jewish state must strike Hezbollah “with all our strength from the start.”
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