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Hezbollah will suffer ‘heavy consequences’ if it ‘challenges’ Israel — Gantz

Defense Minister Benny Gantz (C) touring the Lebanese border area with senior IDF commanders, April 20, 2021. (Ariel Hermony/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz (C) touring the Lebanese border area with senior IDF commanders, April 20, 2021. (Ariel Hermony/Defense Ministry)

Defense Minister Benny Gantz warns Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group that it will suffer “heavy consequences” if it acts against the Jewish state.

Touring the northern border with senior IDF commanders, Gantz says the IDF “is ideally prepared along the northern border and definitely on the Lebanese front.”

“We are aware of Hezbollah’s attempts to challenge us in new ways,” he says without elaborating on the new tactics. “We will deal with any threat. If Hezbollah challenges the IDF and the State of Israel, it will suffer very, very heavy consequences and I hope they don’t do that.”

He highlights the terror group’s backing from Iran, which is speeding up its efforts to achieve weapons-grade enriched uranium and has threatened to avenge several recent attacks it blames on Israel.

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