Published on May 8, 2015
Reports coming out of Israel suggest that the ministry of military affairs has staged a series of exercises in preparation for a possible war against the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah.
The drills were held over the past week in the occupied territories of the Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. During the maneuvers, a variety of live firepower including precision-guided rocket launchers and electro-optical missiles, were used to strike ground targets. According to Israeli army officers, 15-hundred reservists, tank and infantry units were deployed for simulating a full-scale war in southern Lebanon. The Israeli army has staged the live fire drills based on an order by the recently-appointed Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gadi Eisen-kot. He considers the training of ground forces as the top priority of the Israeli army.