IDF chief to France’s Macron: Lebanon has been taken ‘captive’ by Hezbollah

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi tells French President Emmanuel Macron that Lebanon has been taken “captive” by the Hezbollah terror group.

“Hezbollah today has hundreds of thousands of missiles and rockets located that are in the heart of civilian populations and are deliberately aimed at harming Israeli citizens. The IDF will do everything to prevent this,” Kohavi says to Macron, according to an Israel Defense Forces statement.

The IDF chief, who is accompanying President Reuven Rivlin, warns Israel has thousands of targets picked out in Lebanon.

“We won’t hesitate to attack forcefully,” Kohavi says.

He also says Lebanon is responsible for what happens in its border and will bear “full responsibility” for any Hezbollah attack on Israel.

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