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February 1, 2015 10:57 am

IDF Chief Gantz Says Israeli Border Villages Need Better Defense Against Missile, Tunnel Attacks

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IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said villages along Israel's northern border need better defense against missile-type threats and tunnel attacks. Photo: Cpl. Shay Wagner, IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

Jerusalem Post – Only days after the IDF unit was hit by a Kornet missile fired by Hezbollah from a significant distance, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz warned Sunday that Israel’s border villages on the northern front must be better defended from similar threats as well as from attack tunnels.

The clear implication was that Hezbollah now has long-range attack capabilities “even from kilometers away,” and besides firing inaccurate rockets, now has advanced missiles like the Kornet and attack tunnels, which have radically altered the danger it can pose to border villages with virtually no warning.

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