icubud (icubud) wrote,

US envoy Oren warns: Hizbullah has 15,000 rockets on border

Ambassador says Islamist group amassing arsenal in southern Lebanon with long enough range to hit Eilat; missiles now hidden beneath hospitals, homes and schools to avoid Israeli Air Force strikes.

Hizbullah has an arsenal of approximately 15,000 rockets amassed on Lebanon's border with Israel, including some with a long enough range to hit the southern city of Eilat, US envoy Michael Oren told AFP on Friday.

"The Syrian-Iranian backed Hizbullah poses a very serious threat to Israel...Hizbullah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war. These rockets are longer-range. Every city in Israel is within range right now, including Eilat," he said.

Please note that the reference to being able to hit the city Eilat is another way of staying no where in the country of Israel is safe. Eilat is the furthermost southern city in Israel and Lebanon is out the north border of the country - a  little over 354 miles from Eilat.
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