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Israel, IDF train against Hezbollah naval attacks

Israel trains to counter Hezbollah’s possible naval attacks on its infrastructure at sea. The group could take advantage of tensions in Lebanon to strike or strengthen

Israel trains to counter possible Hezbollah attacks by sea. In fact, analysts have long found that the terrorist group has targeted offshore natural gas platforms and other maritime infrastructures. Furthermore, the situation in Lebanon, despite the recent appointment of the new prime minister, remains very tense. Not surprisingly, the demonstrations continue and there is fear of further deterioration with a possible escalation of violence. The Jewish State fears that the group may take advantage of the opportunity to strike or strengthen. As a result, it kicked off an intensified targeted training program for IDF. This began last September with a complex exercise at the Haifa base. Different types of ships participated, from frigates to patrol boats, to submarines. Subsequently, efforts were made to integrate forces and to strengthen communication (with the latest maneuvers that took place in recent days).

Meanwhile, UNIFIL announces that it has intercepted 100,000 civil ships since 2006 and that it has sent 14,400 to the Beirut authorities for further inspections

Meanwhile, UNIFIL, the UN mission in Lebanon, has intensified naval patrol activities to counteract Hezbollah’s possible attempts to transfer weapons and equipment by sea by sea. This representing a higher threat to Israel and the entire region. In fact, in January, the United Nations force released a note in which it reminded that since 2006 its Maritime Task Force (MTF) has intercepted 100,000 civil ships, sending 14,400 of them to the Beirut authorities for further inspections. A total of 15 countries are part of the MTF, which currently has over 750 peacekeepers and six ships from Bangladesh, Brazil, Germany, Greece, Indonesia and Turkey. The mission, as per mandate of Resolution 1701, is to help the LAF precisely to prevent the unauthorized entry of weapons or related material by sea into Lebanon. It also assists local forces in the protection and control of routes and territorial waters.

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