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.