(JNS.org) In Lebanon,
the “flames have begun to lick [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah’s robe,” IDF
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Thursday at the Israel Air Force 166th
cadets’ graduation ceremony at the Hazerim Airbase in southern Israel,
according to Israel Hayom.
IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Credit: IDF.
Gantz’s somewhat unusual, direct statement on Nasrallah
was made following Israeli defense establishment assessments that strategically,
Hezbollah is currently experiencing one of its lowest points in years, as the
Shiite terror group is engaged in three fronts: against Israel, inside Syria
and vis-à-vis the internal Lebanese arena.
The IDF believes that so far, Hezbollah has lost more than 200
operatives in Syrian battles against rebel force operating in Lebanon, and that
its casualties in the Syrian civil war number in the thousands.