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September 5, 2012 6:39 pm

Netanyahu: Protecting Energy Facilities from Hezbollah Attack is Crucial

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Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has ordered the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to protect energy facilities from a potential attack by the terrorist group Hezbollah. Some of these facilities were already targeted during the Second Lebanon War,Globes reported.

Netanyahu said the IDF should map out a protection program after Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to fire missiles at power stations during the 2006 war. In Haifa during the war, missiles nearly hit the city’s gas refineries and oil facilities, and killed several people after hitting a railroad.

Missiles also nearly hit large power stations in Hadera in 2006. A direct strike at such a site could knock out electricity for business and homes all over Israel.

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