Minister: Hezbollah has over 200,000 rockets
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Minister: Hezbollah has over 200,000 rockets

Terror group is capable of hitting any house in Israel, according to home front defense minister

Hezbollah fighters in a training video. (screen capture: Youtube/ElectronicMedia)
Hezbollah fighters in a training video. (screen capture: Youtube/ElectronicMedia)

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.”

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