42,000 Missiles of Hezbollah Aimed at Israel: Defense Minister
Israel, Jerusalem, 24 November /corr. Trend А.Gup/ Hizbullah has grown three times stronger than at the end of the Second Lebanon War, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on 24 November, Ynet news agency reported.
"They have 42,000 missiles now, which could also reach Ashkelon, Beersheba and Dimona. The radical axis of Iran, Syria and Hizbullah is becoming stronger compared to the axis of the more moderate countries," he added.
According to the data of Israeli intelligence, by the beginning of the military campaign of 2006, Hezbollah contained nearly 14,000 missiles.
During the Knesset meeting, Barak also addressed the Iranian nuclear threat, saying that Tehran "continues to fool the world and is working vigorously to advance its military nuclear program.
"Hizbullah's involvement in the state of Lebanon, this identity, exposes Lebanon and its infrastructures to deeper damage in case of a future conflict," he noted.