IDF: 'Hizbullah has missiles that can reach Haifa'

July 13, 2006 18:03


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A senior IDF said Thursday that the Lebanese-based Hizbullah militia has missiles that could reach Haifa and Tiberias. The comments came as dozens of Lebanese rocket fell on northern Israel, some reaching as far as 20 kilometers from the border. One Israeli woman was killed and more than 35 people were injured. Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, the commander of the research arm of military intelligence, told a parliamentary committee Thursday that Hizbullah had about 100 missiles with a range of between 40 kilometers and 70 kilometers, a participant in the meeting said. That would put the cities of Haifa and Tiberias within range. Hizbullah also has thousands of Katyusha rockets that have a range of about 20 kilometers, Baidatz said, according to the participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was closed.

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