Hezbollah rocket launcher 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters)
According to a report in the London-based Al-Hayyat Arabic-language newspaper Saturday, a senior officer in the IDF's Northern Command sent a warning to 150 Hezbollah commanders in southern Lebanon against firing rockets into Israel, Israel Radio reported.
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In his message, the unnamed officer in the Northern Command warned Hezbollah commanders that if they fire one rocket into Israeli territory that they will face a harsh response, according to the report.
Addressing Hezbollah's use of civilian areas in southern Lebanon as
cover for its activities, the message warned that if a rocket is fired
from a house or other building, the launch site would be immediately
In late March, the IDF released maps showing Hezbollah military sites
in southern Lebanon, most of which are located in nearly 200 villages.
Hezbollah is believed today to have over 40,000 rockets and missiles,
including several hundred long-range missiles that can hit targets in Tel
Aviv with superior accuracy.
While Hezbollah is continuing to build up its arsenal, it is currently
believed by the IDF to be deterred from renewing hostilities with
The previous release of maps detailing was said to be part of a public
diplomacy campaign aimed at preparing the world for the widespread
devastation that will likely occur in Lebanon if there should be a new
Israeli war with Hezbollah, due to Hezbollah’s decision to station its
assets inside populated villages.Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.
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