Debka: Hizballah prepared for large-scale cross-border attack on Israel from Lebanon
During a tour of Israels northern border positions Sunday, March 19, Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz pointed out the Hizballah build-up of troop strength in forward bases armed with missiles and artillery.
Hizballahs main object appears to be a renewed attempt to repeat last years failed operation to abduct Israeli soldiers or civilians. A special command post has been set up to orchestrate the operation. DEBKAfiles military sources reveal that for the first time Hizballahs preparations for an offensive are open and visible. The scale and organization indicate the Shiite terrorists are aiming for a very large-scale kidnap operation inside Israel.
Israel's northern positions have been on high alert for a Hizballah attack since March 12.
You don't kidnap people with "missiles and artillery". Might I suggest preparations for a heavy, sustained barrage from several directions? Not just Lebanon and Gaza, but now the West Bank, too.
Posted by: Anonymoose 2006-03-19