“In a region rife with adversaries, Israel considers Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Shiite terrorist group, to be its toughest and most immediate threat”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS)
20 years after withdrawal, Israel, Hezbollah brace for war
by AP and ILH staff
May 20, 2020

Twenty years after Israel withdrew from the security zone in southern Lebanon, the IDF and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist group are gearing up for a possible war that neither seems to want. Israeli troops are striking Hezbollah targets in neighboring Syria and drilling for what could be an invasion of Lebanon. Hezbollah is beefing up its own forces and threatening to invade Israel. The bitter enemies routinely exchange warnings and threats…During the 2006 war, the group launched some 4,000 rockets into Israel, most of them unguided projectiles with limited ranges. Today, Israeli officials say Hezbollah possesses some 130,000 rockets and missiles capable of striking virtually anywhere in Israel. READ MORE

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