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Nasrallah: Israel is deterred by Lebanon

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Saturday claimed that Israel is deterred by Lebanon and also said that the Second Lebanon War caused the IDF to be undermined.

He made the comments at a speech marking the 10th anniversary of the Second Lebanon War which he gave from his bunker and was broadcast on giant screens in the town of Bint J'beil.

“The Israeli military establishment has been undermined, and there is a lack of trust between the different ranks – something which continues to this day” as a result of the war, Nasrallah said in comments quoted by the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper.

“(The war) also undermined the trust which the Israeli public has in the military, and undermined the Israeli public's belief that the IDF can win wars,” he claimed.

"In light of all of these results," Nasrallah continued, "it is possible to surmise that Israel was hurt in the last war in terms of its spirit, trust, and will. It also lost confidence in its very existence." READ MORE