Hezbollah seems to have interpreted recent developments as a signal of Israel’s determination to enforce its red lines, raising the organization’s concern over what may come next.
Iran is known to have recently supplied Hezbollah with precision-guided munitions, enabling a much greater number of their vast arsenal – thought to be in the region of 120,000 – 150,000 rockets – with an ability to strike within a 10-meter radius of an intended target. The prospect of Israel having to contend with such a large number of unguided rockets is causing concern, but the threat of high-precision weapons significantly ramps up the threat.
The story of Ron Arad is one of the most heartbreaking of any of Israel’s soldiers. An Israel Air Force pilot, his plane was shot down over Lebanon in 1986. He was captured by the Amal militant group. A rescue mission successfully recovered his co-pilot, but the fate of Arad and his whereabouts are still… Read more »