A day after Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah reiterated threats of a revenge attack on Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned that “Our enemies should know that we will aggressively retaliate to any attack against us.”
Netanyahu made the comments during an awards ceremony for outstanding Mossad employees held in Yerushalayim.
“The world is changing and the Mossad is changing along with it,” Netanyahu said.
“Because of the rise of extremists that spread across the globe,” he said, in reference to Sunni extremist groups such as ISIS the Shi’ite Hizbullah, “we are obligated to deal with these threats.”
“These two threats are linked to one another,” the prime minister said.
When Tamir Pardo, the outgoing head of Mossad, stepped to the podium, he was greeted by a standing ovation. Pardo praised the assembled for working on behalf of Israel while avoiding publicity, operating, as he said, “under the radar,” often at risk to their own lives.