After Olmert, Ezra Threats to Burn All Lebanon
20/08/2008 One day after Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert warned to take measures with no military restrictions against Lebanon if the country “turns into a Hezbollah state”; Israeli Environment Minister Gideon Ezra said on Wednesday that in any new war with the resistance group Hezbollah all of Lebanon will be a target for Israel, including its civilian infrastructure.
Ezra told public radio, "The moment the Lebanese government confers legitimacy on Hezbollah; it must understand that the entire Lebanese state will be a target in the same way that all of Israel is a target for Hezbollah."
"During the Second Lebanese War we considered the possibility of attacking Lebanon's infrastructure but we never resorted to this option, because we thought at the time that all the Lebanese were not responsible for the Hezbollah attacks," added Ezra, who is close to Olmert.
Israeli bombing during the 2006 Second Lebanon War was largely confined to Beirut and the south but the military did hit civilians.