Israel’s Energy Ministry has announced that the Karish gas rig will be connected to the country’s the national natural gas transmission system in the coming days.
Could this lead to provocation by Hezbollah? Is a large-scale escalation a plausible scenario? What can be expected?
Former Northern Command Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. (res.) Alon Friedman, and Brig. Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi of the IDSF will discuss recent developments.
Brig. Gen. (res.) Friedman is a military expert with over 30 years of command and combat operations experience in the IDF. He is one of the leading army officers with knowledge of the strategic situation along Israel’s northern borders.
Friedman joined the IDF in 1982 and serve in the elite combat Golani Brigade, reaching the rank of battalion commander. He went on to become the IDF Baram Brigade commander, serving on the Lebanese border, where he supervised complex operations and various combat units under conditions of stress, uncertainty, and constant change.
His last position was as the chief of staff of Israel’s Northern Command. He held this position during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, during which he led high-ranking officers while making critical wartime decisions.
Brig. Gen. (res.) Avivi is the founder and CEO of the Israel Defense and Security Forum. During his IDF service, Amir held a series of senior roles, including the role of deputy comptroller of the security forces, director of the Office of the Chief of Staff, deputy commander of the Gaza Division, commander of the Sagi Division, commander of Battalion 605, and commander of the School of Combat Engineering.
Photo credits to Deror Avi.