Netanyahu warns Hezbollah of ‘heavy price,’ vows to take additional actions

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vows to take additional steps, including clandestine operations, to protect Israel against Hezbollah’s efforts to attack the Jewish state.

“Anyone who tries to harm the State of Israel will pay a heavy price,” he says in a statement, which marks his first public comment since the IDF initiated a large-scale operation this morning to destroy destroy cross-border attack tunnels constructed by the Shiite terrorist organization.

“We are acting with determination and responsibility in all sectors simultaneously. We will continue with other actions, overt and covert, in order to ensure Israel’s security.”

Netanyahu, who is also defense minister, says he is proud of the Israeli commanders and combat soldiers for the “complex operations” they are conducting and for “operational successes in the early stages of the operation.”

— Raphael Ahren