Kaplinski: Hizbullah has not surprised the IDF

Deputy Chief of Staff Maj.-Gen. Moshe Kaplinski said on Monday that the ability Hizbullah was demonstrating in the current conflict had not surprised the IDF. "It is the same Hizbullah with different weaponry, now in a defensive war. We are the attackers, and in some ways this gives us an advantage," said Kaplinski. He stressed that Hizbullah had not exposed all its means of warfare and still had "a few surprises," as had the IDF. Kaplinski said that Operation Changing Direction would last a few more weeks, adding that Hizbullah was sustaining long-lasting damage to its military capability and was being exposed as nothing more than a terrorist movement. The deputy chief of staff said that he did not expect there to be an additional drafting of reservist.