Netanyahu: Hezbollah will face ‘iron fist’ if it attacks

Speaking at a ceremony marking ten years since the 2006 war against Hezbollah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hezbollah, or any other terror organization for that matter, against attacking Israel.

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the Hezbollah Lebanese terror group will face an “iron fist” if it attacks Israel again.

Netanyahu said Israel’s month-long 2006 summer war with Hezbollah was justified to protect Israel from a radical Islamic threat on its doorstep.

He spoke at a ceremony on Tuesday marking 10 years since the war with the Iran-backed group.

He stated that anyone who dares attack Israel again would face a “forceful response.”

Israel says Hezbollah’s improved missile arsenal can now strike virtually anywhere in the country, but that the war re-established Israeli deterrence and provided a decade of quiet.

Hezbollah was in possession of roughly 7,000 rockets in 2006, but the Lebanese terror group now has more than 120,000 missiles aimed at Israeli cities, hidden under civilian homes thereby using Lebanese citizens as human shields.

Speaking in April, Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, Israel’s deputy chief of staff, told foreign journalists that Hezbollah has developed capabilities that present “unprecedented” threats to Israel, but  issued a stern warning to the terror group that any future attack by Hezbollah on Israel will unleash “devastating” damage on Lebanon.

By: AP and World Israel Staff