With talk of possible U-S military action against Iran, there are questions about whether Israel might be dragged into any regional conflict because Hezbollah in Lebanon gets its money and marching orders from Iran.
From the Israeli side of the border the Lebanese villages look peaceful and pastoral, but it’s hard to imagine a well-armed enemy is hidden and possibly waiting to strike where yellow Hezbollah flags flutter just across the border.
“The fact that Hezbollah is involved in every aspect of life of the people in those towns on the other side of the border enables it to deploy such a huge and massive military infrastructure in south Lebanon,” said Res. Lt. Col. Sarit Zehavi, founder of the Alma Research and Education Center, an organization that seeks to understand the security challenges on Israel’s northern border.
The IDF estimates Hezbollah has hidden well over 100,000 rockets in these towns and villages in southern Lebanon.
“All of them comfortably hidden behind Lebanese civilians, inside Lebanon. All of them aimed at our civilians,” said IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus.
Conricus says that plays into Hezbollah hands.
“The aim of Hezbollah is to be able to have those rockets, fire them at the Iranian orders at our civilians and then once we retaliate, which we will be forced to do that will cause collateral damage and they will then try to use that for their advantage,” Conricus told CBN News during an interview along Israel’s northern border. Continue Reading….