April 24, 2017 | Quoted The Tower

Hezbollah Claims Its Threats Forced Israel to Adopt “Defensive” Position

A Hezbollah officer boasted on Thursday that the Iran-backed terror organization had forced Israel to switch “from an offensive to a defensive doctrine,” The Times of Israel reported.

The official’s claim appears to refer to countermeasures Israel adopted across its northern border to fight possible infiltration by Hezbollah, whether by land or by sea.

According to a July 2016 report published by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Israeli officials believe that any future war with Hezbollah has the potential to cause “thousands of civilian deaths” in Israel. Hezbollah has, among other things, threatened to attack ammonium tanks in Haifa, which could kill tens of thousands of people.

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