Israel fears Hizbullah attacks
Head of Israel's Military Intelligence Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin has reportedly said that Hizbullah might launch a limited attack in northern Israel via a Palestinian group to avenge the Jewish state's military operation in the Gaza Strip. Yadlin told a cabinet meeting on Sunday that "the blow Hizbullah received in 2006 made it wary of carrying out a major attack," according to Israeli daily Haaretz.
"Hizbullah might carry out a low-profile attack by means of a Palestinian organization that would be limited and not set the border on fire," Yadlin reportedly said. According to him, Israeli forces also remained on high alert in light of a possible Hizbullah strike against an Israeli target abroad to avenge the assassination of Hizbullah military commander Imad Mughniyeh in a car bombing in Damascus in Feb. 2008.
Haaretz on Monday also quoted a government source in Jerusalem as saying the military is on high alert in the country's north.