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May 26, 2013 3:26 pm

IAF Chief: Hezbollah Using Populated Areas for Weapons Transfers to Avoid Israeli Interceptions

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Major Gen. Amir Eshel. Photo: Wikipedia

Hezbollah is transferring weapons through populated areas in the region in order to avoid Israel interception, the Commander in Chief of the Israeli Air Force has said, according to Israel’s Channel 2.

During a strategic review, Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel told a group of former senior U.S. Army generals that Hezbollah is using warehouses, civilian buildings, mosques and underground storage facilities to dissuade Israel from striking at weapons it is transferring to and from Syria.

Eshel said that Israel would, however, remain vigilant and do what it must to stop the transfer of weapons that could harm Israel.

“You never know what will happen the day after Assad,” Eshel said, according to Channel 2. “We need to be prepared to prevent the transfer of weapons of any kind.”

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