Israel army chief: Future war possible on many fronts
JERUSALEM (AFP) - The head of Israel's armed forces has painted a grim picture of a future war in which the country could come under simultaneous attack in many ways.
"The war could open with a surgical missile strike on the general staff building in the heart of the Kiriya (defence ministry complex) in Tel Aviv," Lieutenant General Benny Gantz told a conference in remarks broadcast by public radio on Wednesday.
"It is possible that there will be a cyber attack on a site supplying the daily needs of Israeli citizens; that traffic lights would stop working or the banks would be paralysed," he added.
Lt-Gen Gantz said that Lebanon's Shiite Muslim Hezbollah movement could pose a major threat.