Ex-NSC chief Amidror: IDF will have to destroy Hezbollah ‘beast’

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The IDF will eventually need to destroy Hezbollah, former national security council chief Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror said on Wednesday.

At the same time, he vehemently rejected a suggestion from an audience member that the IDF carry out a targeted killing of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.

Speaking at a panel before the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Amidror said that, “there is no way to balance Hezbollah [within Lebanon]. If we don’t want them to get precise weaponry in the future, we will have to find a solution to the existence of this beast in Lebanon.”

“How and when, I don’t have a good answer. But we need to remember their over 100,000 rockets can reach everywhere from the nuclear reactor in Dimona to Kiryat Shimona in the North… In the end we will need to destroy Hezbollah by force,” he said.