IDF Foils Hezbollah’s Risky Attacks

Hezbollah missile factory

Credit:IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Israel avoided all-out conflict with Hezbollah after a weekend that saw the group launch an anti-tank missile at an IDF vehicle. And the Israeli military uncovered an even darker and deeper plan by the Lebanese terror group, in a precision missile facility. JNS’ Yaakov Lappin writes that while the IDF has won tactical victories, Hezbollah’s strategic threat to Israel remains:

Hezbollah launched a dangerous attack on an Israel Defense Forces’ base in northern Israel on Sunday—an attack that could have resulted in a rapid deterioration into a larger conflict. Thanks to the IDF’s readiness, operational sophistication and intelligence capabilities, the attack was contained.

The IDF even employed a deception to fool Hezbollah into thinking it had caused casualties. It pretended to airlift wounded soldiers from the scene of the attack to a Haifa hospital. Dummies on stretchers, bandaged and “bleeding” heavily, were evacuated via helicopter. This show, apparently prepared in advance, caused Hezbollah to believe that its attack was effective, ending the incident; hours passed before the IDF announced that there were actually no casualties at all.

By that time, the IDF had fired some 100 artillery shells at Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon near the scene of the attack, as well as directing helicopter fire at multiple Hezbollah targets…

Still, the root cause behind the heightened tensions remains very much in place…

The pattern is clear enough: Iran is trying to build military attack bases throughout the region and deter Israel from actively defending itself. Israel has no intention of being deterred and is using its military capabilities to prevent Iran from fulfilling its schemes…

Tags: Hezbollah IDF Israel JNS Rocket Attacks Terrorism Yaakov Lappin

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