On August 29, Ali Shoeib, a reporter of Lebanon’s al-Manar TV, released photos revealing how the Israeli military naively attempted to trick Hezbollah fighters with a dummy soldier.
The photos show a dummy soldier that was placed inside an SUV a few meters away from the Israeli military position in al-Mutallah. Shoeib said that the SUV has been parked in the same exact spot for more than two days now.
Most likely, the Israeli military believed that it would be able to provoke a Hezbollah shot at this dummy target, film this incident and then use it to justify agression against Lebanon.
The Israeli trap was widely mocked by Lebanese people on social media with some calling it “stupid” and others seeing it as a sign of an Israeli panic following the recent threat by Hezbollah.
“This scandal is enough to bring down big heads in your [Israeli] army as it shows stupidity and foolishness,” Shoeib said on Twitter.
The Israeli military deployed additional Iron Dome anti-rocket systems in the northern part of the country and placed its troops there on high alert earlier this week following a direct threat from Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.
The Lebanese leader vowed to respond to an Israeli drone attack which targeted a media center of the part in Beirut’s Southern Suburb last week, as well as to Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital, Damascus, which killed two Hezbollah fighters.