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Israeli Defense Minister: The Cost to Fight Hezbollah is Very High

"The cost of wars with Hamas and Hezbollah is very high and risky." - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon

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(TEL AVIV) - Israel's Defense Minister announced that the Israeli defense budget would not allow Tzahal and special services enough to defend by all means against security threats.

According to the Voice of Israel radio, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon in Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting said, "The Prime Minister also believes that the 2016 projected defense budget is insufficient."

In a way, he asked the members of the commission at the Ministry of Finance to reconsider the proposed budget.

The budget for 2016 stands at NIS 343.3 billion. Also Department of Homeland Security budget will increase by 1.7 billion.

Israel's Defense Minister said the costs of the IDF are very high, "so it needs more military budget allocations. The cost of wars with Hamas and Hezbollah is very high and risky.

"If we do not have sufficient financial resources, we won't able to resist even groups much smaller than Hamas.

"Today we cannot manage the conflict with Arabs in the West Bank and Jerusalem, due to lack of financial resources and (the) army's internal problems."


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justin long January 18, 2016 2:21 pm (Pacific time)

well i guess the cost isn't high enough to just leave them alone tho, so that says something. Israel should try making peace for once, instead of continuing the years of abuse and collective punishment against the locals of that region.

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