By Yaakov Katz, October 10, 2008
Israel and Hizbollah exchanged threats this week as the head of the IDF's Northern Command said that the military would use "disproportionate force" in any new round of violence with the Lebanese group.
In 2006, Israel fought a month-long inconclusive war against Hizbollah following the capture of two IDF reservists whose bodies were returned to Israel two months ago. Since the war, Israel claims that the Iran-backed group has amassed close to 40,000 missiles and rockets. Most of the weaponry is believed to be smuggled into Lebanon from Syria.