According to The Media Line, a senior IDF official said that Israel has a partial evacuation plan for the northern towns located close to the country’s border with Lebanon and will implement it if a conflict with Hezbollah erupts. The source also told the American news agency that Hezbollah’s leader is “acting out of weakness.”
Nasrallah Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
In an interview with The Media Line, a senior Israeli military official said that Israel has a partial evacuation plan for towns close to the country’s northern border with Lebanon. The official told the media agency that the plan will be used if the Hezbollah terror organization attacks Israel.
The Israeli source said that the Iranian-backed terror group that sits in southern Lebanon has more than 100,000 rockets capable of reaching Israel. However, he noted that most of them are short-range rockets, which can only reach targets within a 28-mile radius.
“We know that [Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan] Nasrallah wants to harm Israeli civilians and he is using psychological warfare against our citizens,” the Israeli official told The Media Line. “But we also believe that Nasrallah is acting out of weakness because he has lost about 1,500 fighters in Syria.” Hezbollah and Iran are two of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s most trusted allies and have been aiding him in the Syrian civil war, which has been tearing apart the country for the past six years.
Last week, JOL reported that Nasrallah marked the 17th anniversary of the IDF’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon with a speech while demonstrators gathered along Lebanon’s border with Israel and threw stones at the fence. “We need to remind the new generation that the liberation we experienced in 2000 was the result of the sacrifices made by the resistance movements in Lebanon,” Nasrallah said. He added: “The region is going through a sensitive time- we cannot wait for others to intervene and resolve our issues. We need to take the initiative.”