Lebanon war broke Israel's fighting spirit, says Hezbollah chief

Israel not ready for a new war, claims Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, saying Israeli army was traumatized by 2006 Lebanon war.

David Rosenberg ,

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah
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Hezbollah’s chief Hassan Nasrallah mocked the Israeli military on Sunday, claiming that Israel had been traumatized by the 2006 war in Lebanon, and that large numbers of Israeli soldiers were still seeking treatment as a result of the conflict.

Speaking at an event marking the one-year anniversary of Lebanon’s triumph over ISIS forces in eastern Lebanon last year, Nasrallah said that while the Israeli military was advanced technologically, its soldiers had lost their fighting spirit.

“Despite the Israeli army developing advanced abilities, which we are keeping track of, since their 2006 defeat, they are trapped in a mindset of defeat,” said Nasrallah.

“According to Israeli experts, their military is not ready for another war.”

Pointing to a statistic showing that 44,000 IDF soldiers visited psychiatrists last year, Nasrallah argued that Israelis had lost the will to fight.

“This Israeli crisis is happening because of the fears [of soldiers], resulting in tens of thousands of requests for psychological treatment.”

“This is a very serious situation that Israel, based on internal studies, is attempting to deal with.”