Lebanon’s Hezbollah may not want a new war with Israel but an order to attack would come from Tehran in the event of a strike on Iran, a senior military official in Israel’s northern command told AFP.
And should another conflict break out between Israel and the Shiite terrorist group, it would be “much faster” than the 34-day war of 2006, said the official, who asked not to be identified.
Any military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities would likely spark a deadly response from its ally Hezbollah, whose leader Hassan Nasrallah warned on Friday that its missiles could strike anywhere inside the Jewish state.
But senior military officials do not believe Nasrallah wants another war with Israel and would only attack as a direct result of orders from Tehran.
“The biggest spending of Iran in 30 years has been on the nuclear program, and Hezbollah is the second,” the Israeli official told AFP, adding that Tehran’s aim was to create “Iranian footprints near the border with Israel.” Read more.