Shlomo Alegra

Israel will need time to deal with Hezbollah

Entering Lebanon at this point in the war of eight months would be a disaster that no Prime minister or Chief of Staff would want to deal with the public backlash of thousands of wounded and killed soldiers in Lebanon.

Hezbollah had more than a decade preparing tunnels, strategic positions to which they are more than prepared for an Israeli invasion.

Hezbollah’s strength of 150,000 terrorists soldiers how have more combat experience and kills than any current IDF soldier.

Their arsenal of 200,000 missiles with a quarter of them believed to be accurate, according to many experts could overwhelm the Israeli anti-missile systems.

The biggest threat to soldier invading Lebanon is their drone capability, which means Hezbollah doesn’t even have to face Israeli soldiers.

Instead scout drones can detect soldiers movement, afterwards they can attack with military grade suicide drones on IDF soldiers(the casualties would be way too much to bear for the Israeli public).

Even the little small drones that can be bought on Amazon with attached anti-tank missiles or grenades, if they have twenty of them swarm a battalion of soldiers would cause mass destruction.

Israel has to destroy Hezbollah like it is currently working to destroy Hamas, but it has to prepare for at least two years.

In order to take care of the drones Israel needs to either purchase American C-Ram defense systems or develop their own C-Ram like weapons that can move with its soldiers.

In order to invade Lebanon Israel will have to recruit more soldiers to serve in combat and extend the mandatory army serves to four years, while extending reservist soldiers serve to age 45.

The IDF will have to train all combat units year round for two years on what the objectives would be to conquer Lebanon and Gaza would no longer be an issue.

Unfortunately, in the meantime residents of the north will be unable to return home and the army will have to continue taking defense positions on the Lebanese border.

The situation in the Middle East, particularly the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in Lebanon, is complex and fraught with challenges. The threat posed by Hezbollah’s well-prepared tunnels, strategic positions, and advanced arsenal of missiles and drones is a serious concern for Israel.

In order to effectively address this threat, Israel will need to undertake significant preparations and strategic planning. This includes training and equipping its military forces to combat Hezbollah’s capabilities, as well as potentially extending mandatory military service and recruiting more soldiers to serve in combat roles.

The use of drones by Hezbollah presents a particularly difficult challenge for Israel, as these unmanned aircraft can provide valuable reconnaissance and target IDF soldiers with precision strikes. Developing effective countermeasures, such as C-Ram defense systems, will be crucial in protecting Israeli forces from drone attacks.

The prospect of invading Lebanon to confront Hezbollah is a daunting one, given the group’s strength and experience. Any military operation would need to be carefully planned and executed to minimize casualties and achieve strategic objectives.

Overall, the situation highlights the complex nature of modern warfare and the importance of preparation, innovation, and strategic thinking in addressing evolving threats. Israel’s response to the Hezbollah challenge will require a comprehensive and coordinated effort across military, diplomatic, and intelligence channels.

About the Author
Shlomo was born in Miami, Florida in 1989 and moved to Israel in 2012. He holds a degree from Florida Atlantic University in Political Science and served in the IDF as a combat soldier in the Netzach Yehuda Battalion. After serving in the military Shlomo studied in Yeshivat Shavie Hevron where he lived in Hebron. He now lives in Kiryat Arba, is a proud reservist in the Golani Brigade, and is a blogger for the Times of Israel.