An Israeli reservist describes how Hezbollah fighters surround the Israeli settlement of Metula from three sides.
In a report published on Thursday, the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen said he had a “lonely drive” to the Israeli settlement of Metula, on the border with Lebanon.
Touring an Israeli checkpoint on the edge of Metula, the Welsh journalist said the Israeli reservists there had “no illusions about the force on the other side of the border.”
“As the rain lashed down on a miserable, foggy night, one of them, who did not want his name to be published, used his finger to traverse the compass, pointing to the border and Hezbollah’s positions,” Bowen said.
“To the west a quarter of a mile, to north half a mile and another half mile to the east. So, we are 300 degrees surrounded by the Hezbollah,” the BBC journalist quoted the Israeli soldier as saying.
The Israeli reservist continued: “Yes, it definitely can turn into a big war and a big war with Hezbollah is not like Hamas, they are a real army, very trained, greatly equipped and they have a lot of experience, real experience in Syria.”
Source: BBC (edited by Al-Manar English Website)