Breaking With Historic Consensus, Israel Plans to Evacuate 78,000 People in the Event of Hezbollah War

While likely to spark heated debate, senior officer tells Haaretz the plan 'could knock the ground out from under Hezbollah's moves. It will find the place empty of inhabitants and will have to deal with IDF fighters.'

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The Israel Defense Forces has drawn up plans to evacuate civilian communities in the North in the event of war with Hezbollah, Haaretz has learned. The move marks a stark departure from consensus Israeli...