Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz responds threatened that the Israeli occupation military is ready to strike ‘forcefully’ in Lebanon if need be.
“We are ready as ever to protect Israeli citizens. If an attack comes from the north, Lebanon will tremble… the houses in which weapons and terrorist operatives are being hidden will become rubble. Our list of targets for Lebanon is bigger and more significant than the one for Gaza, and the bill is ready to be settled if necessary,” Gantz said in a speech marking the 39th anniversary of the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon.
Regarding reconstruction of Gaza, Gantz said that the Zionist regime ‘won’t allow’ a full reconstruction of the besieged strip unless Hamas releases Israelis who have been held captives with the Palestinian Resistance movement.
“We hope that Gaza will be calm, that it will be reconstructed from the ruins with assistance from the world and the Palestinian Authority — on the condition that the [missing Israelis] are returned home — and that everyone enjoys the fruits of its growth. But if Hamas chooses to prevent the reconstructions for the residents of Gaza and to harm Israeli citizens — we will take action until we get the quiet that serves us all. There’s no other way,” the Israeli minister said.
Source: Israeli media