Netanyahu: Hizbullah Will Face ‘Iron Fist’ If It Attacks

YERUSHALAYIM (AP) -
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary since the Second Lebanon War at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem on July 19, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** אזכרה מלחמת לבנון השניה ראש הממשלה בינימין נתניהו מלחמת לבנון השניה 9 שנים אזכרה הנשיא ראובן ריבלין שר הביטחון אביגדור ליברמן יושב ראש הכנסת יולי אדלשטיין
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attends a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary since the Second Lebanon War at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Yerushalayim, Tuesday. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, at a ceremony on Tuesday marking 10 years since the war with Lebanese terror group Hizbullah, said that the terror group will face an “iron fist” if it attacks Israel again.

Netanyahu says Israel’s month-long 2006 summer war with Hizbullah was justified to protect Israel from a radical Islamic threat on its doorstep.

He says anyone who dares attack Israel again would face a “forceful response.”

The 2006 conflict left about 160 Israelis dead, mostly soldiers, Hy”d. Israeli airstrikes heavily damaged Lebanon’s infrastructure, after Hizbullah fired several thousand rockets into Israel.

Israel say Hizbullah’s improved missile arsenal can now strike virtually anywhere in the country but that the war re-established Israeli deterrence and provided a decade of quiet.