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Air Force chief boasts of ‘unimaginable’ power in future Lebanon war

The head of Israel’s air force said Wednesday that in any future conflict with Lebanon the Jewish state will have “unimaginable” military power at its disposal.

Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel told a security conference that Israel’s armed forces now have far more punch than they did in the 2006 war against Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.
        
“What the air force was able to do quantitatively in the… Lebanon war over the course of 34 days we can do today in 48-60 hours,” he told the conference at Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.
 
“This is potential power unimaginable in its scope, much different to what we have seen in the past and far greater than people estimate.”
 
The Shiite terror group sparked the Second Lebanon War when it assaulted an IDF patrol in a deadly cross-border raid on July 12, 2006, killing several soldiers and seizing two. The ensuing conflict killed more than 1,200 Lebanese and more than 160 Israelis. Most of the Israeli dead were soldiers. READ MORE