Hezbollah has over 200,000 missiles capable of hitting any spot in the country, Home Front Defense Minister Gilad Erdan said Tuesday.
“According to an IDF worst-case scenario, Israel could find itself under attack from thousands of rockets that could last three weeks,” he said at a conference at Bar-Ilan University, according to Israel Radio. “The Hezbollah organization has over 200,000 missiles capable of hitting any house in Israel.”
He added that within several weeks, the Knesset would pass a defense bill and noted that he had concluded with the defense minister that Homefront Command would be responsible for protective measures, hazardous materials and disseminating information.
Also speaking at Bar-Ilan, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said that Israel’s future wars could feature an array of new threats.
“The morning of the war could open with a missile on the Kirya building [the Defense Ministry's HQ in Tel Aviv], with a cyber attack on banks, with a mass charge on a border town, or a tunnel packed with explosives that reaches a kindergarten,” Gantz told attendees at a conference at Bar-Ilan University’s Begin-Sadat Center
“These organizations, like Hezbollah, possess abilities that countries lack,” he warned.
Two days ago, a Lebanese politician alleged that Hezbollah is in possession of long-range missiles capable of carrying chemical weapons.
His comments came after Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a recent statement that “Israel will face what it hasn’t faced in the past.”