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In Next War, Israel Will Fight in North and South

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman looking through binoculars with IDF (Photo: Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Israel faces enemies on all of her borders, surrounded by those who wish to destroy her. This will come to a head in the Jewish state's next war, The Times of Israel's Stuart Winer reports, as Israel's defense minister says the IDF will have to face Syria and Lebanese terrorists Hezbollah on one front, and enemies in Gaza on another:

“When the next campaign begins, and it doesn’t matter where it begins, in the north or the south, it will immediately become a two-front campaign. There is no longer a single front, and that is our basic assumption. We are preparing the army for that,” said Liberman, addressing the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv during an event for soldiers to mark the ongoing Sukkot festival.

“And also regarding the Lebanese front we are no longer talking about Hezbollah alone,” he added. “We are talking about Hezbollah and the Lebanese army; regrettably that is the reality. The Lebanese army has become an integral part of the Hezbollah apparatus under its command.”

The defense minister said that Israel’s northern front now included both Lebanon and Syria, where he predicted fighting against the Jewish state would be coordinated.

“The new reality also prepares new challenges for us. If once we spoke about the Lebanese front — there is no longer such a front. There is the northern front. In any development there may be, it will be one front, Syria and Lebanon together, Hezbollah, the Assad regime and all the Assad regime supporters...”

Tags: Syria , Hezbollah , IDF

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