The "Israeli" entity's army announced it will begin Tuesday a massive exercise simulating conflict with Lebanese Resistance movement Hezbollah in the country's north, military sources said, in what would be the largest drill in nearly two decades.
The 10-day drill will simulate "scenarios we'll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah", an "Israeli" military source said Monday.
"Israeli" military sources said tens of thousands of soldiers, including thousands of reserves, would take part.
Aircraft, boats and submarines would be deployed, and the army's canine unit would also participate, they said.
The army would set up two field hospitals and test unmanned trucks and helicopters to evacuate casualties.
Preparations for the drill, however, have been ongoing for more than a year and a half, the sources said.
The last time the "Israeli" army held a drill of this volume was in 1998, when it simulated a war with the Syrian army for a week.
Last month, Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the "Israeli" entity is not able to launch a new war on Lebanon, because it knows that Hezbollah is much more powerful than 2006 and any such war would cost Tel Aviv dearly.
Sayyed Nasrallah made the remarks in a speech on the anniversary of the entity's defeat in the 33-day military onslaught against Lebanon back in the summer of 2006.
About 1,200 Lebanese lost their lives during the entity's 33-day war on Lebanon back in the summer of 2006.
According to the 629-page Winograd Report by the Israeli regime itself, Hezbollah fighters involved in defending Lebanon against the "Israeli" war defeated the enemy and Tel Aviv was compelled to withdraw without having achieved any of its objectives.
UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which brokered a ceasefire in the 2006 war, calls on the entity to respect Lebanon's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
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