Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to send “a message to Israeli Arabs: We will respond to every aggression with force. No one will be immune.”
The prime minister, who was speaking as Israel marked 10 years to the Second Lebanon War with a state ceremony on Mt. Herzl and a special Knesset meeting, asserted that the 2006 war was “a promo to the fight against the rise of radical Islam.”
“We cannot separate the war we experienced a decade ago from the developments that preceded it and that followed it,” he said.