zerohedge.com 08 Jun, 2021 09:45 am

Israeli Defense Chief Warns Hezbollah: Strikes On Gaza Were "Only Tip Of The Iceberg"

Israeli Defense Chief Warns Hezbollah: Strikes On Gaza Were "Only Tip Of The Iceberg"
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Coming off last month's eleven day Gaza war in which there were persistent fears that a 'northern front' would open against Israel if Hezbollah joined the fray (and after multiple missiles launched from southern Lebanon reportedly by Palestinian factions in the country), Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz has warned that the next potential war in Lebanon will see "overwhelming force" used.Defense Minister Benny Gantz near the Lebanese border in April, via Israel Defense Ministry "Whoever hides weapons in their house endangers their children," the defense minister added, in an apparent acknowledgement of the high civilian death toll especially impacting children.The words were given at a ceremony marking Israel's official recognition of the army's 18-year occupation of southern Lebanon, which is now considered an official military campaign." Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah During the 2006 war Israel took the fight far beyond southern Lebanon, where it was battling Hezbollah militants, and bombed the capital of Beirut - even including the international airport there and other civilian infrastructure across the country.

Referencing the devastating latest strikes on Gaza, which killed almost 250 Palestinians - many of them children - Gantz said the campaign was "only the tip of the iceberg" in terms of military capabilities and what Lebanon's Hezbollah would face next."They (Israelis) should not err in their calculations again," the official, identified as Hassan Baghdadi said.

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