Israel prepares for next Hezbollah war
On September 5, Israel began its largest military exercises in almost 20 years, amid growing tensions over the influence of Iran in Syria and Lebanon. According to the Times of Israel, the war games included tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers and reservists, as well as naval ships, drones, helicopters, and fighter jets. They deployed in a mock 10-day war against Hezbollah’s military wing, which included simulations of ground, air, sea, and cyber-warfare. The drill was named “The Light of the Grain,” and simulated a conflict with Hezbollah that began with a sudden, small attack and developed into a full-scale war.