BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The commander of the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) 300th Brigade of the 91st Division, Colonel Roy Levy, said that Israel should start carrying out targeted assassinations against Hezbollah, the Walla News site reported.
The 300th Brigade commander said that the Israeli Defense Forces should assassinate the Secretary-General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, as his death would strike a deadly blow to the Lebanese group’s morale.
“His personality and military experience have made him a center of gravity, and harming him will sink the morale of the organization,” Colonel Levy claimed.
The IDF commander said that Israel attempted to assassinate the Hezbollah leader in 2006 while he was in Beirut, but the operation was ultimately unsuccessful.
Israel has assassinated several Hezbollah personnel in the past, including former Secretary-General Sayyed ‘Abbas Mousawi and military commander ‘Imad Moughniyeh.