For years Israel understood that the failed retreat from Lebanon ordered by then Prime Minister Ehud Barak would lead to open warfare between Hezbollah and Israel.
In 2006 Israel fought a 34-day war against Hezbollah that effectively ended in a stalemate. Hezbollah has since amassed an arsenal of over 100,000 rocket – many of them capable of hitting the whole of Israel. Hezbollah’s fighters have also increased their capabilities after they fought in Syria.
Besides rockets, Hezbollah is planning a ground offensive into Israel. While all known attempts to dig terror tunnels have been caught, Hezbollah is assumed to be busy digging more tunnels.
Hezbollah receives direct funding from Iran to the tune of five million dollars to excavate each tunnel.
We all know Hezbollah is preparing for all out war, but the real question is – is Israel ready?