Benny Gantz: Israel can destroy Hezbollah’s military in days

The Jerusalem Post reports: “The IDF can destroy Hezbollah’s military capabilities in a matter of days, National Unity Party leader Benny Gantz said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 21st Herzliya Conference at Reichman University, Gantz said a major challenge for Israel is to ‘return the southern and northern residents back to their homes, even at the price of escalation.’

He said he heard the reports about the Hezbollah threat to bring down Israel’s electrical grid, and responded, ‘We can bring Lebanon completely into the dark, and take apart Hezbollah’s power in days.’

The former defense minister and IDF chief of staff said the price to ‘Israel will be heavy. We need to back up our institutions. We need to be ready for major incidents of harm [to the public]. We should try to avoid it, but if we need to do it, we cannot be deterred from it.’

‘We cannot let Hezbollah keep threats close to the northern border,’ he added, ‘we need to get the [northern] residents back by September 1.’…”

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