Defense officials: Hizbullah has rockets that can reach Dimona|
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Mar 27, 2008 8:54 | Updated Mar 27, 2008 9:01
Senior defense officials say Hizbullah has dramatically
increased its rocket range and now threatens most of Israel.
The officials said the Lebanese group has acquired new
Iranian rockets with a range of around 300 kilometers. That
means they can hit anywhere in Israel's heavily populated
center and reach as far as Dimona, where Israel's nuclear
reactor is located.
Hizbullah fired nearly 4,000 rockets into Israel during the
Second Lebanon War. Those rockets had a maximum range of some
The UN peacekeeping force dispatched to Lebanon after that
war was meant to prevent Hizbullah from rearming. But the
officials say Hizbullah now has many more rockets in its
arsenal than the 14,000 it had before the conflict.
Original article: Jerusalem Post
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