If Hezbollah attacks Israel it will bear severe consequences – Gantz
Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced that the IDF is ready for any attempts Hezbollah may make and that Israel is working to stop Iran from crossing the nuclear threshold.
Defense Minister Benny Gantz tours IDF’s Northern Command in April 2021.
(photo credit: ARIEL HERMONI / DEFENSE MINISTRY)
Amid regional tensions, Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Hezbollah on Tuesday during a tour of the IDF’s Northern Command.
“The IDF is in a state of readiness across the entire northern border and is certainly optimally prepared on the Lebanese front,” Gantz said.
“We are aware of attempts by Hezbollah to challenge us, including through new tactics, and we are prepared to face any threat. If Hezbollah challenges the IDF and the State of Israel, it will bear very, very severe consequences and I hope it doesn’t do so.”
Gantz was accompanied by senior IDF officers, and observed a training session simulating combat on Lebanese soil. He then held a situational assessment, and visited an underground tunnel dug by Hezbollah which was neutralized by the IDF.
Referencing Iran’s role, he said: “Iran, with its subversive regional activity, is continuing to support Hezbollah and other terror organizations while also trying to obtain military nuclear capability – which cannot be allowed. The State of Israel will continue working with its partners at large and with the US specifically so as not to allow Iran to cross the nuclear threshold.”