‘Israeli’ Army Cadets Train for Takeover of ‘Hezbollah-held Lebanese Village’
By Staff, Times of ‘Israel’
Army cadets at the Zionist military Officer Training School this week drilled for the takeover of a Lebanese village ‘held by Hezbollah’ in case of a future war.
The exercise saw a focus on cooperation between infantry, Armored Corps, Air Force and intelligence-gathering troops in identifying and eliminating threats in urban areas, ‘Israeli’ Channel 12 news reported Saturday.
It also incorporated battles against missile-launching cells and underground combat in tunnels and bunkers with hiding troops.
In a future conflict “we will not enter every village,” claimed Lt. Gen. Benny Aharon, who oversees commander training in the Armored Corps. “We will choose the targets we need to conquer and hit those places we know will help us defeat the enemy — the places that are its center of gravity.”
He said the main challenge was hitting an enemy that was visible above ground only for short periods of time. Cadets, he said, were learning “how a future battle field will look and what is expected of them in war.”
Last month, Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned that Hezbollah would annihilate and destroy the ‘Israeli’ military if the latter entered Lebanon in a future war.
“‘Israel’ wants a war? Let it go to war. The ‘Israeli’ units and brigades that dare to enter southern Lebanon will be annihilated and destroyed on live television before the whole world,” Sayyed Nasrallah said.
In a speech on April 22, Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that the Zionist ground forces were unprepared for a ground offensive in Lebanon and the ‘Israeli’ entity could no longer win battles solely from the air.
“The ‘Israelis’ say the home front is not ready. Any theoretical ‘Israeli’ war needs a ground operation to achieve its desired goal. The era in which the air force decides the battle is over.”
Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that ‘Israel’ was deterred by Hezbollah’s military prowess.