Taking Hezbollah Seriously

Stand for Israel  |  August 27, 2019

This picture taken on August 25, 2019 shows forensic investigators of Lebanon's military intelligence inspecting the scene where two drones came down in the vicinity of a media centre of the Shiite Hezbollah movement earlier in the day in the south of the capital Beirut. - Hezbollah said on August 25 that one of the drones was rigged with explosives and caused damage to its media centre, but denied shooting down any of them. The early morning incident came hours after Israel launched air strikes in neighbouring Syria, but Hezbollah officials could not confirm if the drones deployed in Lebanon were Israeli. Another Hezbollah source told AFP the Iran-backed Shiite militant group -- a major political player in Lebanon with representatives in parliament and the government -- has not determined if the drones were Israeli. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel has been very busy this week, acting on its intelligence service’s advice and striking various terrorist sites to the north before said terrorists can attack. These successful preventative actions have, of course, angered Hezbollah terror chief Hassan Nasrallah, who is threatening to strike Israel with a vengeance. Ynet News’ Israeli military analyst Alex Fishman discusses these threats, as well as those from Iran, whose nearby terror interests Israel has also been striking with impunity:

The threats made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to attack Israeli aircraft should indeed be taken seriously.

According to reports, Hezbollah has already tried to shoot down Israeli drones, so far with no success…

The Hezbollah leader threatened action against Israel that could come from either Lebanon or Syria. Israeli forces have increased both intelligence-gathering operations and troop deployment to be able to counter any cross-border aggression from either country.

Iranian targets in Syria have come under dozens of unimpeded Israeli attacks, over the past three years, and Israel is wondering if their patience may be running out, now that the civil war in Syria is nearing its end.

IDF forces on the northern border are expected to stay on high alert. The Israelis are taking Nasrallah at his word…

While the attack on the village of Aqraba south of Damascus was based on real-time intelligence. The decision to carry out the raid was taken when it was clear that the attack was imminent.

What these two events have in common is that they exposed the frequent use of UAVs in Mideast conflicts…

UAVs are part of a revolution in precision weapons. They are the ideal tools for terrorists…

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