Speaking with the New York Times, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot admitted that the IDF carried out many attacks in Syria and Lebanon during his term.
“We operated under a certain threshold until two-and-a-half years ago,” Eisenkot added. “And then we noticed a significant change in Iran’s strategy. Their vision was to have significant influence in Syria by building a force of up to 100,000 Shiite fighters from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.”
“They built intelligence bases and an air force base within each Syrian airbase. And they brought civilians in order to indoctrinate them.”
Hezbollah currently possesses over 150,000 thousand missiles, more than most NATO countries. Senior defense officials have said repeatedly that Hezbollah is now Israel’s major threat and predict that hundreds of Israelis will die in the next war between the two sides
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