Israeli Official Warns of Home Front Damage in Next War
An Israeli Air Security commander confirmed that the Iron Dome will not be a final solution to missiles launched from Gaza or Lebanon.
In an interview with the Walla website, the commander of the Israeli air security system Gilad Biran revealed that the Iron dome system is not the only solution to the problem of curved-track bombing.
The official noted that the operation of "Guardian of the Walls" came with many challenges, with up to 1,600 missiles intercepted, the highest rate of attacks on Israeli soil ever were recorded during a battle.
In response to a question about the system's preparedness for threats from Lebanon, Biran stated that there are "many possible outcomes," detailing that the fight in Lebanon differs from Gaza in many ways.
"Israel" incapable of bearing losses
The Israeli official detailed that any expectations of a war with Lebanon resembling Gaza's is unrealistic. Missile sizes and firing ratios differ in Lebanon, giving them a more lethal edge.
He added that the Israeli public is not ready to bear the losses from such attacks, warning that citizens would not be able to hide in shelters and come out to sip coffee at their leisure.
If a third war with Lebanon were to become a reality, the official reassured that the air security system would sufficiently deter any attacks in the north, noting that a different strategy would be set in place in the south.
Significant damage would fall on the home front and there may be unprecedented instructions issued by the leadership.