IDF chief on Hezbollah weakness: ‘Flames have begun to lick Nasrallah’s robe’

( In Lebanon, the “flames have begun to lick [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah’s robe,” IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Thursday at the Israel Air Force 166th cadets’ graduation ceremony at the Hazerim Airbase in southern Israel, according to Israel Hayom.

IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. Credit: IDF.

Gantz’s somewhat unusual, direct statement on Nasrallah was made following Israeli defense establishment assessments that strategically, Hezbollah is currently experiencing one of its lowest points in years, as the Shiite terror group is engaged on three fronts: against Israel, inside Syria and within the internal Lebanese arena.

The IDF believes that so far, Hezbollah has lost more than 200 operatives in Syrian battles against rebel forces operating in Lebanon and that its casualties in the Syrian civil war number in the thousands.

Posted on June 28, 2013 .