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Bibi: If Hezbollah Attack, They Will Get Iron Fist

PM Netanyahu looks out over Lebanon from Israel's north (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/ASHERNET)

Addressing a memorial service marking the tenth anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, PM Benjamin Netanyahu not only mourned the soldiers lost in the conflict, he warned of future aggression from those who Israel was forced to fight. Israel Hayom reports that Netanyahu said that Israel will deliver a "powerful response" if Hezbollah attacks:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Tuesday that the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will face an "iron fist" if it attacks Israel again.

Addressing a memorial service in Jerusalem marking 10 years since the Second Lebanon War, sparked by a cross-border kidnapping attack orchestrated by Hezbollah in July 2006, Netanyahu said that "we are preparing ourselves for any eventuality. If we are forced to respond to aggression, the response will be powerful."

Netanyahu said Israel's monthlong war with Hezbollah was justified to protect Israel from a radical Islamic threat on its doorstep.

"Anyone who thinks that they will find cobwebs here will get an iron fist. Our fighters' willingness to risk their lives is the cornerstone of our security," Netanyahu proclaimed.

"Sometimes we have no choice but to send out our soldiers in order to protect our citizens. Before we embark on any mission, we examine it very closely and diligently, with the utmost responsibility and concern," he added...

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