The Israeli public’s confidence in the Zionist military has been broken, as doubts were casted over the ground capabilities of the occupation army, Al-Manar finds, citing Israeli media and think-tanks.
In a report, Al-Manar’s Editor for Hebrew affairs Hasan Hijazi said that the trust of the Israeli public in the Israeli military institution has been continuing a downward trend over the past year.
According to a poll published by the so-called Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) last Thursday, 78 percent of Jewish Israelis said they had “very much or quite a lot” of trust in the military in 2021, compared to 81% the previous year and 90% the year before.
That is the lowest level of confidence in the Israeli occupation military since 2008, according to the think tank.
Meanwhile, Hijazi cited a study by the Zionist entity’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) on the challenges facing the occupation army’s ground operations against Hezbollah.
The study highlighted Hezbollah’s capabilities, noting that the Lebanese Resistance group is able to inflict harm on the Israeli infrastructure.
Hezbollah can precisely hit both civil and military strategic targets across the Zionist entity by missiles launched from Lebanon or even other fronts like Syria and western Iraq, the INSS added according to Al-Manar’s Hijazi.
The study recalled the 33-day war on Lebanon in 2006, noting that both Hezbollah and the Zionist occupation don’t want military confrontation due to the “high price they would pay.”
The Israeli military faces real problem in preparing for any ground operation, INSS said, adding that such arrangement requires long time, geographic depth and updating of strategic goals.
“The ground confrontation becomes expensive and futile,” the study concluded.
Source: Al-Manar English Website