Monday, July 6

Hizbullah-bility: 600 Rockets for 60 Days on Tel Aviv

IDF Artillery Corps corporal in brief morning prayers, near his unit along the Lebanese border during the Second Lebanon War. (Photo: Dave Bender, All Rights Reserved)

...not that it hasn't been noticed elsewhere, but still:

After reporting extensively from bunkers, bomb shelters and hospitals across Israel's northern border with Lebanon throughout much of the 2006 war against Hizbullah, this report quoting Israel's Ma'ariv newspaper (if accurate - and likely is) is depressing beyond words...

"Calm on the Lebanese and Palestinian borders does not necessarily involve good news for Israel, a report published by the Israeli daily Maariv said on Friday.

"The report addresses the growing capacity of Hezbollah in Lebanon, three years after the 2006 war.

"The journal emphasized that Hezbollah is tremendously magnifying its military capacities and compiling new combative techniques in addition to a remarkable increase in the number of its fighters and trainers. The Maariv report pointed that Hezbollah is seeking to reach a level of capability that would enable it to launch a thousand rockets on “Israel” during a 60-day period of time.

"Citing Israeli intelligence assessments, the Israeli daily also estimated that the party was close to reaching this level of capacity as it can today send between 500 and 600 rockets a day to Tel Aviv and surrounding areas."
I'm searching for the original Hebrew version link (dovrei Ivrit mi'beyinchem, ta'azroo...)

War archives:
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs backgrounders on the "Second Lebanon War" are here.

(H-T: Weasel Zippers)

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