IDF Military Intel Chief: ‘Israel Strongest Player in Region’

In this photo released by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israeli troops operate against Hezbollah militants July 29, 2006 in the south Lebanese village of Marun al-Ras. The Israeli Government refused a UN request July 29 for a 72 hour truce in Southern Lebanon for humanitarian efforts, citing a corridor …
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Ynetnews reports: The next war with Hezbollah will “not be easy,” warns the head of IDF Military Intelligence General Herzi Halevi at the 16th Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center Conference.

He said that “the home front’s experience in the next conflagration will be a lot more difficult.”

“On the one hand, the (overall) situation is improving,” the general said. “we are stronger than the other actors which surround us. But on the other hand, we are in a complicated environment – one might say explosive. The situation has both improved and become more complicated.”

The head of military intelligence discussed the processes which have been occurring in the Middle East over the past several years, and noted that “the Middle East is in a constant state of instability. We need to get used to the idea that the region is unstable.”

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