Report: Lebanese Army a Possible Target in Future Israel-Hizbullah War

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Israeli forces are carrying out drills to confront several scenarios in case of a future war with Hizbullah, including an attack on the Lebanese army, a high-ranking Israeli army official said.

Al-Akhbar newspaper on Tuesday quoted the official as saying that Lebanon's army “could become the enemy at any moment.”

“The exercises take into consideration several factors in the future battlefield in Lebanon, including the presence of U.N. troops and the Lebanese army, in addition to Hizbullah's fighters,” the official said.

The soldiers are taking part in drills simulating a battle with not only Hizbullah but also the Lebanese army, which “could turn from a neutral entity into an aggressor,” he added.

The official warned that Israeli troops will attack with all their strength “from the moment” they are “harmed.”

The Jerusalem Post reported Monday that the security establishment has drawn up a new defense doctrine to better enable Israel to deal with threats to the civilian sector.

Senior military sources told the daily that the doctrine is being drawn up at a time when “the Israeli home front faces an unprecedented level of terrorist firepower.”

According to estimates Hizbullah is in possession of some 5,000 long-range rockets that can hit greater Tel Aviv, carrying warheads of between 750 kilograms to a ton.

Before the 2006 war between Hizbullah and Israel, the party had 500 such rockets, with warheads weighing 350 kilograms, said The Jerusalem Post.

The Home Front Command has been busy trying to ensure that in case of a future conflict, basic functionality will continue in the civilian sector, it said.

Comments 31
Missing --karim_m3-- 10 December 2013, 08:22

God bless the Lebanese Army.

Thumb FlameCatcher 10 December 2013, 10:08

As a Kezbollah supporter, you're not allowed to talk about the Lebanese army.

You neither believe in the Lebanese army nor in the state of Lebanon.

God bless the Lebanese Army and god damn Kezbollah and all other terrorist groups, militias and criminals...

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 December 2013, 11:03

as a traitor you're not allowed to talk about lebanon, the lebanese army, or the lebanese resistance.

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 December 2013, 11:06

as for israel attacking the lebanese army, it's pretty unexpected, they usually go after the children, women and elderly, dropping bombs on civilian areas from the safety of their planes.
that's a improvement, but they'll still get their behinds kicked each time they cross the line, and they know it.

Thumb FlameCatcher 10 December 2013, 17:08

When Hezbollah uses villages and villagers as human shields ... it doesn't surprise me!

At least, the Lebanese army doesn't take the country hostage and doesn't hide amongst civilians !

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 December 2013, 19:46

the israelis leveled entire neighborhoods with multiple-ton bombs, like most of dahiyeh for instance. that's a war crime and there wasnt a single rocket fired from there to give them the "human shield" excuse.

you disgust me repeating israeli propaganda when anybody with a brain can clearly see it's lies.

Thumb cityboy 10 December 2013, 22:12

FC I normally just skip your posts because they are just plain stupid, some how I was unfortunate to read your post this time around. Mowaten has got it right, anyone that rehashes Israeli propaganda like you is nothing but scum and a traitor.

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 December 2013, 11:04

so now you decide what the lebanese army is "supposed to do"? lol funny little brats all over the forums

Thumb _mowaten_ 10 December 2013, 11:26

no the army decides, and you dont tell it what to do. especially when you create 10 fake aliases a day to do what you accuse others of doing.
i see you're still hysterical ice-boy, i like that.

Thumb general_puppet 10 December 2013, 08:36

That would be a tragedy... if the Iranian militia brings another glorious victory to Lebanon, they will jump back in their holes and the LAF will take the brunt of the Israeli respond.

Thumb mckinl 10 December 2013, 10:14

Israel doesn't care who it kills or what it destroys. Announcements like this are to cause further distress between parties in Lebanon.

Thumb Mystic 10 December 2013, 20:55

kif 7alak faces, you are a new assir salafi supporter here i see? Allahu akbar tabkir al qaeda!

Thumb saturn 10 December 2013, 11:16

Damn Israelis are crazy, show a cute yellow duck and they'll shoot at it as well. That's why we have the yellow flag that pisses them so much.

Default-user-icon dddd (Guest) 10 December 2013, 11:24

if they do this Hizbo would have won!

Thumb saturn 10 December 2013, 11:38

Except that there shouldn't be any resistance except the Army, so noone has to, or has the right to, choose sides.

Thumb saturn 10 December 2013, 12:06

And everyone, including the "resistance", exploits that to the maximum. From running drugs to car theft to political agendas, all of it, all the while "destroying Israel".

Missing peace 10 December 2013, 18:36

I doubt it, coz all Israeli friends will never provide weapons to LAF!... those friends are the same who claim to be Lebanon's friends.

just like hezbis will never provide theirs to the LAF.... and prefer the LAF to stay weak.....

Thumb Mystic 10 December 2013, 20:56

If the army didn't hide in their barracks eating fasouliyeh like they did in the 2006 july war, then maybe next time Israeli starts bombing they can merge with the Resistance and confront the Israeli as 1 single armed force.

Missing peace 10 December 2013, 23:21

yeah hopefully the LAF did no take part in the war in 2006! there would have been thousands more people killed thanks to the stupidity of hezbollah....

Thumb Mystic 11 December 2013, 03:39

Why so mad texas? Because you know i'm true, how many Lebanese soldiers died? Like 40 or something God bless them, but they were mistaken for Hezbollah most of the time, Israeli Airplanes didn't bomb the army. We both know it

Missing phillipo 10 December 2013, 11:51

"Lebanon's army “could become the enemy at any moment.”"
Which in plain simple English means that the Lebanese army is not until now an enemy.

Thumb saturn 10 December 2013, 12:13

Blatant attempt by Israel to appear fair and peachy.

Thumb somebody 10 December 2013, 12:08

God Bless the Lebanese army, and no other army in this country.

Thumb saturn 10 December 2013, 12:18

We don't have any other army in the country, only amateurs.

Thumb Mystic 11 December 2013, 03:38

Good thing we have Hezbollah to protect Lebanon.

Default-user-icon wadih (Guest) 10 December 2013, 14:18

this is what hizbo has been trying to do since 2000 to get a full and irrevocable legitimacy from Lebanon and the world,to be seen as savior! I hope Hizbo will be hit alone and die alone

Missing watan-libnan 10 December 2013, 14:30

The lebanese army will serve tea and coffee to the israelis what else could they do what ever weapons they have are all donations from the US left over from the korean war

Thumb benzona 10 December 2013, 14:36

instead of dropping bombs on lebanon, israel should drop weapons so we can fight off the terrorist organisation known as hezbollah.

Thumb cedre 10 December 2013, 15:44

lol, so funny benzone.

This all article is so funny, it shows that LAF controls nothing, it's not even a protagonist, just a spectator that fears HA and implements Iranian and Syrian policies in Arsal, Tripoli and Sayda.

If lebanese army does not protect us from israel and syria, lets terrorist militias get us into war and destruction, why is it called an army ? It shouldn't be...

Thumb cityboy 10 December 2013, 22:17

You deserve a Nobel prize for such an analysis. I especially like the part of renegade Takfiri gangs, I didn't know there were disciplined vs renegade Takfiri gangs.

Missing helicopter 11 December 2013, 05:54

You are not allowed to hijack our army. The LAF are for Lebanon, your HA is for Iran. May the people and the army defeat HA and the zionists.