- Hezbollah has warned Sudan against forming an alliance with Israel.
- Netanyahu: “Even during coronavirus, our enemies will not cease acting – and neither shall we.
- Hezbollah has a sizeable cache of precision-guided weapons.
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned the Hezbollah terrorist group against attacking Israeli army positions. This is while on a visit to northern Israel, where the IDF Lethal Arrow drill is taking place. The annual exercise simulates attacks on terror groups that continue to threaten the nation.
Numerous Israeli military branches are involved in the event. They include the Air Force, Navy, and the Ground Forces.
During his visit, the prime minister expressed confidence in the military’s offensive capabilities, and warned that any aggression by Hezbollah would be met with overwhelming force.
“Even during coronavirus, our enemies will not cease acting – and neither shall we. I’m impressed by this exercise and see great improvement in the IDF’s offensive capabilities. Hezbollah and the State of Lebanon should take that into consideration,” he said.
Israeli occupation forces recently evacuated from all bases close to the border with Lebanon. This is following alerts that Hezbollah was planning to carry out retaliatory attacks against Israeli soldiers. The group has been baying for blood since July when a member was killed in an Israeli missile attack.
While Israel works to develop its military offensive strategies, the US has been marshaling support against Iran and its proxies. It recently applauded the decision by Estonia and Guatemala to embargo the Hezbollah extremist group.
According to the statement issued by Urmas Reinsalu, the Estonian foreign affairs minister, “Hezbollah poses a considerable threat to international – and thereby Estonian – security.”
Israeli Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz has also visited soldiers taking part in the Lethal Arrow military drill and reiterated Israel’s endeavor to defend itself against adversaries.
“We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel, continue to deter our enemies, continue to impair their armament efforts,” he said.
Hezbollah is believed to have a missile stockpile exceeding 100,000 precision-guided trajectories.
Many of the group’s arms caches are believed to be hidden in villages located in southern Lebanon. Hezbollah is currently unhappy with the isolationist policies adopted by Israel and the United States. The policies are aimed at weakening Iran and its proxies in the Middle East.
In the latest instance, Hezbollah condemned reports of Israel and Sudan normalizing ties. As an Iranian proxy, the group is unhappy with the recent unions which serve to project a united front against Iran.
According to Hezbollah’s warning directed at Sudan, the move will “cause the government to be destroyed as soon as possible.”
The Israel – Sudan deal, as announced by US President Donald Trump, has led to the African nation’s removal from the list of embargoed countries. As such, the Sudanese economy now stands to benefit from American economic aid and investments.