IDF: We'll cause greater damage in next war with Hezbollah

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July 5, 2012 18:23

 
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The Goldstone report which criticized Israel's operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in 2009, will pale in comparison to what will happen to Lebanon in a future war with Hezbollah, a senior IDF officer in the Northern Command said on Thursday.

"The destruction will be greater in Lebanon than in Israel and the amount of explosives which will fall there will be far more than what will fall here...We will need to be strong and aggressive," the officer said.

Brig.-Gen. Herzi Halevy, commander of Division 91, clarified the remark and told reporters that the destruction will be extensive due to Hezbollah's decision to establish its command posts and bases inside villages and towns throughout Lebanon.

Halevy, who commanded over the Paratroopers Brigade during Operation Cast Lead in 2009, said that Israel will take immediate action - from the air and on the ground - in a future war that will cause "extensive damage but not as a punishment but rather to hit the enemy where it is."

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