Israeli Army: Israel's Neighbours Pose No Threat But Escalating Violence May Lead To War

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, center, being briefed by Col. Gilad Amit, commander of the Samaria Brigade, following the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, January 18, 2018.IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Amos Harel, Haaretz: Analysis Israeli Army Warns: Danger of Violence Escalating Into War Is Growing

With eye on recent events, military intel warn of potential war

■ Abbas may have backed himself into a corner
■ Gaza threat looms over Israelis

The odds of a neighboring country, or one of the terrorist organizations operating inside of it, launching a war against Israel this year are almost nonexistent, according to the Israeli army’s intelligence assessment for 2018.

Sounding remarkably similar to the 2017 assessment provided to the defense minister, the military noted there is not much left of the Arab armies, and Israel’s neighbors are mostly preoccupied with themselves, while internal problems are distracting Hezbollah and Hamas.

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WNU Editor: The wars in the Middle East have definitely distracted everyone's attention away from the ongoing Israeli - Palestinian conflict.

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