Israeli military officials condemn AMAN chief statements on Hezbollah
Aharon Hilioh, AMAN chief, said that the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is 'close to making a mistake that might lead to a major war.'
Israeli media quoted military officials saying there were no signs of an imminent war, "despite the negative developments," in regard to the Iranian nuclear file and the issue of Hezbollah.
Israeli media also communicated deep frustration in military spheres over the statements made by the AMAN (Israeli military intelligence) in regard to Hezbollah, describing the statements as "unnecessary".
Aharon Haliva, AMAN chief, had said that the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah is "close to making a mistake that might lead to a major war."
He added that the growing confidence that the Syrian president is developing in allowing Iranian drones to operate from his country "creates the potential for a major escalation in the region."
"Any military incursions in the northern region, whether from Lebanon or Syria, may lead to an escalation and potential clash between Israel and Hezbollah."
Back in mid-May, former Israeli Security and Finance Minister and current head of the "Israel is Our Home" party, Avigdor Lieberman, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Gaza Strip policies and said, "It is not possible to live between one round of fighting and another, just as much as another Hezbollah in the south cannot be tolerated."
Lieberman explained that "Hamas was sitting in the same operations room with the Islamic Jihad," noting that "Hamas is the one that determines the rules of the game and no one is making it pay."
Lieberman stressed that the Hamas Resistance movement "is working on precision," making reference to "rockets that reach Hadera (Al-Khodayra)," adding that the movement "has lethal weapons."
In that context, Lieberman proclaimed, "Another Hezbollah is being built before our eyes, and everyone wants to pass their time in office quietly."