Both Hamas and Hizbollah were created in the mid eighties in response to the Israeli occupation and treatment of the Arabs. Since that time, Israel has tangled many times with the militants, but today those militants are stronger than they have ever been before. In the battle against the basic weapons of the militants, Israel has employed a modern army, navy, and air force, armor, artillery, exotic weapons, satellite surveillance, an extensive spy network and various dirty tricks. In spite of all this, the militants remain and grow stronger. Every time a right wing supporter of Israel squawks that the IDF will crush Hamas or Hizbollah, you can only smile. Doesn't he know that would have happened long ago if the IDF was capable?
U.S. to deliver 8 advanced F-16s to Egypt on July 30-31, U.S. embassy in Cairo says (Reuters)
from the article: IDF shoots down drone from Lebanon opposite Haifa coast