Hamas, Hizbullah Threaten Israeli Ports and Undersea Drilling Rigs

(Ha'aretz) Amos Harel - Brig.-Gen. Yaron Levi, the Israel Navy's intelligence chief, said Tuesday that terrorist groups close to Israel are in possession of missiles capable of hitting all Israeli ports and offshore infrastructure such as oil rigs. In addition, a large part of Israel's strategic infrastructure is concentrated in a narrow strip along the coast. He said Hizbullah has Iranian-made surface-to-sea missiles, and may also obtain Russian-made rockets from Syria. These missiles, he said, have a range that "covers all of Israel's ports, our economic waters and a large part of the shipping lanes to Israel." Hizbullah's model "is being copied today to Gaza. In the future, we will have to deal with missiles, torpedoes, mines, above-surface weapons and underwater ones, both in Gaza and Lebanon."

2011-08-03 00:00:00

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