Acting in his capacity as Defense Minister, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told reporters Monday afternoon that the IDF acquitted itself admirably the day before in protecting the people of Israel against an anti-tank missile attack by the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah terror organization.
“We acted yesterday with determination and responsibility. We maintained the security of our citizens and the peace of our soldiers,” Netanyahu said.
“The man in the bunker in Beirut knows exactly why he is in a bunker. We will continue to do everything necessary in order to maintain the security of Israel – on land and sea, and in the air, and we will continue to act against the threat of precision missiles.”
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has lived and broadcast his messages to his followers solely from a bunker located in a secret, secure location deep underground in Beirut, where he has remained since the 2006 Second Lebanon War in order to avoid assassination by Israel.
A Hezbollah terror cell fired several Kornet precision-guided missiles at an IDF ambulance and a military base near Moshav Avivim, located less than a kilometer from Israel’s northern border along the international Blue Line.
In response, the IDF fired 100 mortar shells at the source of the attack, and Israel Air Force aircraft launched a separate attack against the terror cell that was responsible for the missile fire.