Cannon barrage for Hezbollah
Watch: IDF Prepares for Hezbollah's 'Invasion'

The same day Nasrallah threatens to conquer the Galilee, IDF Artillery Corps drills on Golan to turn Lebanese terrorists into cannon fodder.

Ari Yashar,

IDF artillery fires on Lebanon (file)
IDF artillery fires on Lebanon (file)
Olivier Fitoussi/Flash 90

The IDF Artillery Corps performed an extended drill to prepare for possible war coming from Israel's northern border, with video of the exercise posted on Tuesday - the same day that Hezbollah terrorist chief Hassan Nasrallah threatened to conquer the Galilee.

Golan Force Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Guy Markizeno broke down the drill which took place on the Golan Heights, explaining that it simulated fighting against Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon.

He noted that the drill included practice with covering fire meant to allow troops to advance rapidly, and was conducted with the participation of the Namer (Leopard) Batallion of the Golan Formation.

Markizeno stated that after the drill, the Namer Batallion returned to the northern Jerusalem neighborhood of Kalandiya, an area wrought with Arab rioting and frequent terrorism, where it has been deployed.

Nasrallah reiterated the Tuesday threats on Thursday in yet another interview, saying Hezbollah is ready to fight a new war against Israel.

Hezbollah fighters "must be prepared", he said. "When the resistance (Hezbollah) leadership...asks you (fighters)...to enter into Galilee, that means the resistance must be ready to enter into Galilee and to go even beyond the Galilee."

In making his threats, Nasrallah said his Iran-proxy terrorist organization has highly advanced missiles - Hezbollah is estimated to have missile stores ten times larger and more power than those of Hamas in Gaza.

Asked about Hezbollah's arsenal, Nasrallah said the group had "all (the weapons) you can imagine...and in great quantities." He added: "We are now stronger than we ever were as a resistance movement."

He specified that Hezbollah has had Iranian Fateh-110 missiles, which have a minimum range of 200 kilometers (125 miles) that place all of Israel under its reach, "since 2006."

The IDF has assessed that like Hamas, Hezbollah likely is also digging terror tunnels into Israel so as to attack, but Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud) on Tuesday tried to play down the threat, claiming there is no evidence of such tunnels at the moment.




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