Thursday, November 24, 2011

Israel Prepares for war with Hezbollah

BEIRUT: Israel is elevating its state of readiness on its northern front in light of reports that events in Syria will have major repercussions on the Jewish State Al-Hayat newpaper reported. 

“The inactivity of Hezbollah at the military level at this time does not mean the situation will remain like this. From our side, we will always be at the utmost state of readiness as if war might break out next week,” said Israel’s Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai. 

Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah chief, in recent televised speech, warned that any attack against allies Syria or Iran would engulf the entire region, hinting at the possibility of opening Lebanon’s southern front against the Jewish state. 

Hassan Nasrallah has repeatedly stated it is well equipped and ready for any possible future war with Israel. 

Syria has been under international pressure and blames the violence on "armed gangs" and has warned the international community not to intervene in its internal affairs.

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