Netanyahu visited a large-scale military exercise on Israel’s northern border
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Israel’s enemies “not to test” the Israeli military amid growing tensions with Iran in the region.
“I hear our neighbors to the north, south and east threatening to destroy us. I say to our enemies: The IDF has an immense destructive power. Do not test us,” Netanyahu said.
Israel’s air force is currently in the middle of a four day drill, simulating war on multiple fronts. The drill includes, the first time ever, the advanced F-35 fighter jet, as well as helicopters and drones.
“I am greatly impressed by the improvements to our preparedness, from the spirit of the soldiers and commanders and primarily from the IDF’s destructive force,” Netanyahu said after visiting an army base.
The four-day military drill simulates wars with Hamas in Gaza, Syria and Lebanon by creating scenarios where advanced military equipment is used against Israel, such as the S-300 and S-400 missile defense system, and intense rocket firing.
IDF often engages in war simulations to prepare for a various scenarios with Israel’s enemies, mainly Hamas and Hezbollah.
Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes against Hezbollah and Iranian targets in Syria the past couple of years. Netanyahu repeatedly warns that Israel will not accept threats at its border, whether it be from Iran, Hezbollah or Islamist groups hostile to Israel.
Source — I24NEWS