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Hezbollah Will Face ‘Iron Fist’ If It Attacks, Netanyahu says

Posted: Jul 19, 2016 at 11:10 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, says the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah will face an “iron fist” if it attacks Israel again.

Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel’s monthlong 2006 summer war with Hezbollah was justified to protect Israel from a radical Islamic threat on its doorstep. He spoke at a ceremony on Tuesday marking 10 years since the war with the Iran-backed group.

He says anyone who dares attack Israel again would face a “forceful response.”

The 2006 conflict killed about 1,200 Lebanese, including hundreds of civilians, and about 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers. Israeli airstrikes heavily damaged Lebanon’s infrastructure, while militant group fired several thousand rockets into Israel.

Israel say Hezbollah’s improved missile arsenal can now strike virtually anywhere in the country but that the war re-established Israeli deterrence and provided a decade of quiet. (AP)