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Israeli General says Hezbollah is rearming itself heavil

GAZA, July 11 (KUNA) -- Commander of Israel's northern front General Alon Friedman said Saturday the Lebanese Hezbollah party was carrying out a wide-scale armament operation, in a way that would make its arsenal larger than it was before the Israeli war three years ago.
Friedman said in remarks to the Israeli radio that Hezbollah "suffered huge losses" during the 33-day war in the summer of 2006.
This war, he claimed, hit hard the theory of Hezbollah that it could engage in a battle with Israel and win.
Friedman said the 2006 war saw important success to the Israeli army which regained its deterrence.
"Yet, Hezbollah has and is a terrorist organization which aims, on the long run, to carry out sabotage acts and kidnap Israeli soldiers and civilians," he said. (end) mzt.bs KUNA 111943 Jul 09NNNN