Eisenkot: Hezbollah was planning to infiltrate Israel with 5,000 troops

"Looking at my term as chief of staff three years back, there were many events in which escalation was a hair's breadth from happening," stressed Eisenkot.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
March 19, 2019 08:22
Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. (photo credit: TAMIR BARGIG)

 
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"Hezbollah was planning to send 5,000 to infiltrate Israel," said Former IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot in an event commemorating former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan on Monday.

"Looking at my term as chief of staff three years back, there were many events in which escalation was a hair's breadth from happening," stressed Eisenkot.

Eisenkot revealed that Hezbollah were planning to "send 5,000 to infiltrate Israel through the tunnels, guns blazing, but we stopped them."


"There is a new threat that the IDF deals with, the threat of cyber warfare," said Eisenkot. "I believe that that threat will be more and more relevant in the future."

Eisenkot concluded by comparing the threats Israel faces to an iceberg, saying that the public "only sees the tip of the iceberg - the threat of Gaza and the West Bank," while the IDF deals with threats that are invisible to the naked eye, "The Iranian nuclear threat, their rocket capabilities and military power."

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