Israeli Official 'Warns' Lebanon Over Nasrallah's 'Threat'
Israel's education minister “warned Lebanon” following what he described as “threats” by Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
Naftali Bennett, a member of Israel's security cabinet, said any future attack by Hizbullah would be considered a "declaration of war by the Lebanese state" as a whole. He said Israel won't operate "surgically" in the next war with Hizbullah.
Bennett's remarks to Army Radio follow Nasrallah's threat Sunday to crush any Israeli force that enters Lebanon.
Israel and Hizbullah fought a month-long war in 2006.
Hizbullah fired over 4,000 rockets at Israeli communities, while Israel bombed targets in southern Lebanon. About 1,200 Lebanese died, most of them civilians, as well as 44 Israeli civilians and 121 soldiers.
Today, the two neighboring countries remain technically at war.