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BEST OF THE WEB: Magnier: War no longer an option for Israel after failures in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen

BEST OF THE WEB: Magnier: War no longer an option for Israel after failures in Syria, Iraq, Palestine, Yemen

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During the summer war of 2006, Israel managed to destroy a large number of Hezbollah’s rocket and missile stocks. Most Hezbollah missile units were destroyed and, in the suburb of the capital Beirut, over 250 buildings (mainly but not exclusively hosting Hezbollah offices, warehouses and officers’ homes) were flattened by Israeli precision bombs targeting Hezbollah (and many civilians) in the suburbs of Beirut. Hundreds of houses were completely destroyed in the south of Lebanon. However, Israel was unable to fulfil its objectives due to the defeat of its infantry which faced harsh resistance and was unable to push deep inland. Moreover, the Kornet anti-tank laser-guided missiles and the “Nour” anti-ship missiles of Hezbollah surprised the enemy, indicating a serious lack of Israeli intelligence and confirming Hezbollah’s strong fighting abilities. Thirteen years later, the failure of US and Israeli policy in the region means it is no longer possible for Israel to contemplate a…
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