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Hezbollah Could Fire Up to 1,500 Rockets Per Day, Israeli Authorities Say

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JNS.orgThe Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets per day in its next full-scale conflict against Israel, according to the latest estimates from the Israeli Home Front Command.

The estimate is part of updated information provided by the Home Front Command in order to assist local authorities to prepare them for a war.

The scenario we are looking at is not a prediction of what will be. It spells out what we are building up our capabilities against. We believe we can stand up to the challenge,” a source from the Home Front Command said, the Jerusalem Post reported.

The Home Front Command said northern Israeli towns such as Kiryat Bialik could expect hundreds of civilian injuries, some deaths, and extensive damage to homes and businesses resulting from the rocket assault.

Last summer’s Gaza war saw about 4,500 rockets and other projectiles hit Israel in roughly 50 days of fighting. The Home Front command source noted that Hezbollah has been rapidly upgrading its rocket arsenal for more accurate rockets that can target both military installations and civilian areas.

“Hezbollah is rapidly upgrading its attack capabilities,” said the source, adding, “We are adapting as well, improving the readiness of the home front for the challenge of war.”

Speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Israel on Tuesday, Israel Defense Forces Colonel Aviram Hasson said that Iran is converting the Zilzal unguided rockets into guided M-600 projectiles by upgrading their warheads and shipping them to Hezbollah.

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  • zadimel

    Israel cannot allow the Hezbollah savages to hide behind innocent civilians – a well recognized war crime. But Hezbollah could care less about the loss of such civilians. The Jewish state must defend its people with all of its resources,including nuclear weapons. Since they threaten Israel with such massive numbers of rockets, I would suggest that Israel go nuclear and make parts of southern Lebanon and parts of Iran a wasteland, the latter being a supplier,trainer and participant in any attack against the Jewish State.

  • Michael

    There would be a catastrophicly heavy price to be paid for such an attack on Israel emanating from Lebanese soil. Israel should be crystal clear to both Lebanon and Iran on this topic.

  • That Hezbollah salute in the photo, where have we seen that before? ‘Heil ….. ? Where have we seen Black Shirts before? Hezbollah, who seem to occupy Lebanon, will be able to fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets a day — who is providing these advanced rockets? Iran, Obama’s new friend. Across the Arab world the [non-Arab] Iranians seem to be involved in supporting terror. What will it be like when Iran has nukes?

  • sekasana

    my prayer is that peace prevail in the middle east.

  • steven L

    The days of a Lebanon becoming a fail state are approaching!
    Lebanon will have to thank the Iranian Shiadists. South Lebanon will become a non-mans land.

  • The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is expected to deploy the world’s first laser-based air defense system. The new system, known as “Iron Beam,” was developed by Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.
    The weapon system will extend the ability of the IDF to protect Israeli civilians from Palestinian Hamas militants rocket attacks by using a laser to target and “bring down like flies” short-range rockets, artillery shells, and mortar bombs with trajectories too small for Israel’s famed Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries to engage and intercept effectively.
    Both the Iron Dome interceptor and the new Iron Beam system are manufactured by the state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. in a project funded by the Israeli Ministry of Defense and extensively underwritten by the U.S.
    I was informed; There is also the magnetic space shield defense system.

  • Max Cohen

    It is axiomatic that the best defense is a good offense. If Hezbollah is preparing an arsenal on so great a scale then should not Israel prepare a preemptive strike, either to destroy the missiles, or to inform Hezbollah and Lebanon that the cost of such a proposed attack would be higher than all Islam is prepared to bear. Scimitar rattling with missiles is answerable by jets and guided bombs aimed at significant targets.