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BEWARE MIDDLE EAST: IDF can put Lebanon back 300 years if Hezbollah attacks, IDF officer tells Saudi paper


A senior IDF officer told a Saudi newspaper on Monday that “the IDF could put Lebanon back 300 years and in parallel conquer the Gaza Strip and destroy all of its infrastructure.” The officer told journalist Majdi Halbi of the Elaph news site that despite the IDF capability, the army is subject to the political echelon that in the officer’s estimation will not order such action.

Regarding Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s threat to target the ammonia plant in Haifa, the officer said Israel was prepared for such an attack and was aware that its strategic infrastructure could be cut off during a confrontation with the militant Shi’ite organization.

“The organization [Hezbollah] and its leader know very well what Israel’s reaction will be, so it will not set out on such an adventure,” he said.

The officer revealed that Israel sent messages to Hezbollah, via a third party country, warning it to think twice before attacking Israel and that it would regret the action.

“Just like what happened during the Second Lebanon War in 2006,” he added.

The officer said it was possible that Hezbollah was digging attack tunnels on the northern border with Israel, and that Hezbollah was expert


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