Hezbollah reported rebuilding in Lebanon
UPI – June 4, 2007
A military intelligence officer told Israeli officials Monday that Hezbollah is rebuilding in southern Lebanon.
Brigadier Gen. Yossi Baidatz's remarks to the Israeli parliament appeared to contradict those made by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert last week, when he told the Knesset that "the situation in southern Lebanon has changed completely" since the war in the summer of 2006, Haaretz reported.
"Hezbollah continues to rehabilitate, from a military and a social perspective. It is acquiring a large number of weapons from Iran and Syria," Baidatz, the head of the research division of military intelligence said.
"It is preparing itself for possible conflict in the summer, but is not interested in this as it aspires to a period of calm in which to rehabilitate," Baidatz said.
Regarding Gaza, Baidatz said Hamas is preparing for a major attack against Israel, Haaretz said.
"Hamas is satisfied with the outcome of the current fighting against Israel, as it has resulted in the desertion of Israeli towns. They understand that Israel will not launch a deep ground incursion (into Gaza,)" Baidatz said.
Last updated 10/06/2007