Israeli Military Official Says New Security Plan Aims to Counter Hizbullah Threat

The head of the Israeli army's planning directorate has said the military will formulate in the coming months a new security plan to counter Hizbullah's growing arsenal.

In any future war, Hizbullah’s rockets will be “much more precise, (possess) much larger warheads” than Israel has seen in the past, The Jerusalem Post quoted Maj. Gen. Nimrod Shefer as saying at a diplomatic conference.

To address these threats, Shefler said the Israeli army - in conjunction with newly appointed chief of staff Gadi Eisenkot - will spend the next six months formulating a new security plan.

“We must find a way to develop the right tools Israel needs. I hope, in the next sixth months – with a new chief of staff – (Israel will have) a good opportunity for us to present a (security) plan for the next five years or maybe decade,” he said.

In 2006, Hizbullah fought the Jewish State's far more advanced forces and rained more than 4,000 rockets on northern Israel.

But Israel killed 1,200 people in Lebanon, most of them civilians, according to the United Nations. Hizbullah killed 160 Israelis, most of them soldiers within Lebanese territory.



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