More rumors of war take the headlines as a piece from Newsweek is stressing how it’s not a matter of “If” but “when” Israel and Hezbollah will go to war again in the near future. On July 12, 2006, a Hezbollah unit crossed into Israel from Lebanon and ambushed two Israeli Humvees, killing three soldiers, injuring two and capturing two. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called Hezbollah’s raid “an act of war.”
Excerpt From Newsweek:
Today, analysts and experts place Hezbollah’s arsenal at between 120,000 and 130,000 rockets and missiles. Whereas in 2006 Hezbollah could strike only northern Israel, today its rockets and missiles can imperil every inch of the Jewish state. U.N. and European diplomatic guarantees turned out to be nonexistent, and U.S. diplomats ignored Hezbollah’s rearmament once headlines moved on. The Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, arguably President Barack Obama’s signature achievement for the second term, has only made matters worse, as it has infused Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Hezbollah’s main suppliers, with cash.