Ynetnews reports: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to send “a message to Israeli Arabs: We will respond to every aggression with force. No one will be immune.”
The prime minister, who was speaking as Israel marked 10 years to the Second Lebanon War with a state ceremony on Mt. Herzl and a special Knesset meeting, asserted that the 2006 war was “a promo to the fight against the rise of radical Islam.”
“We cannot separate the war we experienced a decade ago from the developments that preceded it and that followed it,” he said.
“Hezbollah saw us as a weak country, lacking a strong backbone, with a society more feeble than a spider’s web that was tired of fighting and defending itself,” Netanyahu continued.
“But the war proved the exact opposite. For over a month we faced a combined campaign both on the front line and on the home front. The citizens of Israel showed strength and resilience, reservists were called to serve and showed up when called,” he added.
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