BEIRUT (Dispatches) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has in recent years been strengthening its missile power while the Zionist regime has been intensifying its aggression against Syria, a new article published in Israeli media says.
In the article titled "Is Israel ignoring the biggest strategic threat it faces?”, Alon Ben-David, an Israeli military commentator, says the Zionist regime is intensifying its acts of aggression against Syria, but they have not been able to stop Hezbollah’s efforts to establish an independent capability of producing and manufacturing accurate missiles on Lebanese territory.
"The main strategic threat facing Israel is not located in Syria, but in Lebanon, and as it stands, Israel is avoiding dealing with it,” it added.
"Several estimations indicate that the organization has managed to accumulate a few hundred mid to long range accurate missiles by now.”
Lebanon fought off two wars by the Zionist regime in 2000 and 2006. On both occasions, battleground contribution by Hezbollah proved an indispensable asset, forcing the Israeli military into a retreat and shattering the myth of the regime’s invincibility.
Hezbollah also contributed to Lebanon’s reconstruction after the 2006 war and founded a network of commercial and social organizations.
Lebanon and the occupying entity are technically at war since the latter has kept the Arab country’s Shebaa Farms under occupation since 1967.
"In the past, the IDF (the occupying regime’s military) defined the threat of accurate missiles from Lebanon as a strategic threat on Israel. When Hezbollah is able to make it rain missiles on the Kirya in Tel Aviv - not somewhere around it, between Kaplan Street and King Shaul Avenue, but exactly on the IDF’s headquarters located at the heart of the base - that would be a capability that can shut down complete strategic arrays crucial to Israel,” the article read.
"In the years that followed the retreat from southern Lebanon, the IDF watched as Hezbollah was hastening its efforts to arm itself and told itself that "the rockets will rust in warehouses.” But then, in 2006, those non-rusty missiles dropped on us in the thousands, and took us by surprise. Hezbollah then owned about 14,000 rockets. Today it has about 70,000 rockets and missiles.”