Decade after war, Israel's 'main enemy' Hezbollah mired in Syria

Israeli tanks are seen arriving at the Israel-Lebanon border, after returning from south Lebanon on August 16, 2006Israel this week marks a decade since its 2006 war with its “main enemy” Hezbollah, but the Lebanese militia’s involvement in Syria has made another conflict less likely for now. The war sparked by Hezbollah’s capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12, 2006 is viewed negatively in Israel, with analysts saying there was a lack of a clear strategy. “The threat from Lebanon still exists and contains many challenges, and necessitates the (Israeli military) to be prepared for any scenario,” Eisenkot wrote.

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