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Israeli general: Army may ‘collapse’ in any upcoming war

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
The file photo shows the former head of the Operations Division of the Israeli occupation army, Reserves Major General Israel Ziv.

A retired Israeli major general has warned about the possible "collapse" of the regime's army during any upcoming war, urging Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to prevent engagement in a new confrontation.

The former head of the Operations Division of the Israeli occupation army, Reserves Major General Israel Ziv, was speaking on Wednesday in reaction to the tensions in the northern parts of the divided border village of Ghajar, which have been cut off from Lebanon by the Israeli regime’s troops.

He added that the tensions near the border fence between Lebanon and the Israeli-occupied territories have forced the Tel Aviv regime to pursue a self-restraint policy in order to shun reacting to what he called "provocations" by the Hezbollah resistance movement.

The general said that trading threats and provocations may lead to an all-out war, emphasizing that the irresponsible policy of Netanyahu’s administration may lead to the collapse of the Israeli army.

Ziv said that Hezbollah and Iran are "monitoring" the situation in Israel, adding, "They feel that the Israelis are passing through a stage of weakness."

Speaking on August 14 on the 17th anniversary of Israel’s defeat in the 33-day war against Lebanon in 2006, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel that in case of a new war with Lebanon, the regime will be "sent back to the Stone Age."

"The main point is what Lebanon and the resistance [axis] can do [in case of such a war]. The enemy’s leaders and commanders are well aware of this, but they only pursue media maneuvers, which are of no value to us," Nasrallah said.

"We tell the enemy’s commanders that if you enter a new war with Lebanon, you will go back to the Stone Age as well."

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