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        7/12/2009, Tammuz 20, 5769

      Israeli Military Official Threatens Lebanon War


      Israel will wage war against Lebanon, its infrastructure and all those who support Hizbullah, if the new Lebanese cabinet legitimizes the terrorist group, former head of the Israeli National Security Council Giora Eiland said on Sunday. Hizbullah’s political wing, closely tied with its military-terrorist division, may gain a strengthened position in the parliament during attempts to form a government following the recent elections.

      According to the Now Lebanon report, Eiland called for the formation of an international diplomatic plan by all states that support Lebanon’s stability, and urged the international community, particularly the United States, France and Saudi Arabia, to put pressure on the Lebanese cabinet to change its policy toward Hizbullah. Eiland warned the Lebanese cabinet and people of Israel’s ability to wage a stronger offensive than during the 2006 July War, which left over 1,100 Lebanese dead.