23.12.2011 27.Kislev. 5772 Channuka 3
Defense establishment fears former IDF chief could be targeted by Hezbollah in revenge for 2008 Mughniyeh assassination.
The IDF has decided to renew its security over former chief of staff Lt.-Gen (res.) Gabi Ashkenazi amid concerns that he could be targeted by Hezbollah ahead of the fourth anniversary of the assassination of the guerrilla group’s military commander.
Ashkenazi retired from the IDF in February and continued to be protected until about four months ago. Several weeks ago, however, the defense establishment decided to renew his security detail amid new intelligence indicating that the former chief of staff could be targeted by Hezbollah….