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The Show That the Israeli Army Staged Will Cost Us Dearly

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08.09.2019

After Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile at a military vehicle on the northern border last week, the army faked the evacuation of wounded soldiers to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. Two days later, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah declared: “Remember September 1, 2019, as the beginning of a new phase.” He later added: “I tell the Israelis, we no longer have red lines.”

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Nasrallah ignored the fake exercise, and framed the Hezbollah attack as the opening shot representing a new policy. However, it’s inevitable that one sees the army’s production that day as nothing less than the crossing of a line. Is this the kind of excessive creativeness often attributed to Aviv Kochavi, the army’s new chief of staff?

The military called in a helicopter and said two soldiers had been evacuated on stretchers; the helicopter later landed at Rambam. The hospital released a statement about their admittance, and journalists there saw everything. Only after an hour........

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