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World Israel Prepares For Another War In Lebanon

02:06  06 september  2017
02:06  06 september  2017 Source:   newsweek.com

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The 2006 Lebanon War, also called the 2006 Israel –Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War (Arabic: حرب تموز‎, Ḥarb Tammūz) and in Israel as the Second Lebanon War (Hebrew: מלחמת לבנון השנייה‎, Milhemet Levanon HaShniya), was a 34-day military conflict in Lebanon

The 10-day long drills will involve all branches of the Israeli military including its land, air, sea and intelligence forces.

Israeli soldiers from the 605 Combat Engineering Corps battalion take part in a training session on the Israeli side of the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights June 1, 2016.© REUTERS/Baz Ratner Israeli soldiers from the 605 Combat Engineering Corps battalion take part in a training session on the Israeli side of the border between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights June 1, 2016.

Israel is carrying out its largest military drills in 20 years along its northern border including practicing an attack on Hezbollah inside Lebanon.

Over ten days, Israel's land, air, sea and intelligence forces will prepare to invade Lebanon in the event of a another war with the Shiite paramilitary organization, with which it fought a bloody conflict in 2006.

“The purpose of the drill is to test the fitness of the Northern Command and the relevant battalions during an emergency,” one IDF officer told Haaretz. In the exercise, the cabinet will give the armed forces an order to “vanquish” Hezbollah. This is described as “the state in which Hezbollah either has no ability or desire to attack anymore,” the IDF officer explained.

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The 1982 Lebanon War, dubbed Operation Peace for Galilee by the Israeli government, later known in Israel as the Lebanon War or the First Lebanon War

Israel is carrying out its largest military drills in 20 years along its northern border, including practicing an attack on Hezbollah inside Lebanon . Over 10 days, Israel ’s land, air, sea and intelligence forces will prepare to invade Lebanon in the event of a another war with the Shiite paramilitary.

The IDF has said in a statement that the exercise is the most important performed by the Israeli military in 19 years. The drill is descibed as a response to a "significant threat to the IDF and especially the home front," from an enemy that is "developing greatly in warfare, learning and understanding combat." The size of the military exercise has prompted Hezbollah to put its forces on state of high alert.

Israel went to war in Lebanon in 2006 in a conflict that lasted 33 days and killed over 1,000 Lebanese, the majority of them civilians. A total of 165 Israelis were killed in the conflict, 44 of them civilians.

A million Lebanese were displaced inside the country and its infrastructure devastated, but Hezbollah successfully used guerilla tactics to overwhelm Israel’s ground invasion of southern Lebanon. The paramilitary group’s rocket attacks also successfully hit Israeli military and civilian targets, undermining support for the war in Israel.

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Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah spar regularly, and Hezbollah’s intervention in the Syrian civil war expanded their conflict’s front line. Hezbollah, however, was prepared for a fight and kept the rockets falling on Israel throughout the 34-day conflict. The war ended in a draw.

If Israel is intent on attacking Hezbollah in Lebanon , then let them fight it out and live with the consequences. Israel has been a lightning rod for It seems too me that the US. and a handful of others project failed in Syria, They were not prepared for Russia coming and being so effective period!

Since 2006, the threat posed by Hezbollah to Israel over the northern border has changed significantly, principally because of the Islamist group’s involvement in the Syrian civil war. Since Hezbollah intervened in the conflict on the side of Bashar al-Assad, Tehran, Israel’s principal regional rival, has been able funnel weapons and other support to its Lebanese proxy. At the same time Hezbollah has built its conventional fighting capability gaining expertize and tactical experience in Syria.

Israel’s principal aim is to prevent Iran from building its power base in Syria. The Israeli military has regularly intervened in the conflict to stop Hezbollah from building its capability.  On April 24, the Israeli military struck a Hezbollah weapons cache in Damascus.  One month earlier Israeli jets carried out airstrikes deep in Syrian airspace in Palmyra, targeting advanced weapons systems bound for Hezbollah.

The last time the IDF held a drill this large was in 1998, in preparation for an attack from Syria. The 2017 drills will also involve one scenario in which the Israeli military has to deal with multiple terror attacks while at the same time Hezbollah stages an attack in the Golan Heights. The Israeli army will also be practicing for the evacuation of Israeli towns along the border in preparation for heavy missile attacks.

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