‘Israeli Cities in Hezbollah Rocket Range’: Oren

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren says "every city in Israel" is within the range of Hezbollah resistance movement’s rockets.

"Hezbollah today now has four times as many rockets as it had during the 2006 Lebanon war," AFP quoted Oren as saying on Friday.

"These rockets are longer-range," he said, referring to the resistance’s current firepower and claiming that the group has deployed “about 15,000 rockets" along Lebanon’s border with Israel.

In 2006, Tel Aviv waged the 33-Day War to destroy the movement’s military power.

The Israeli forces killed some 1,200 Lebanese, but were eventually forced to leave the region without achieving any of their objectives.

Earlier in the year, Israeli President Shimon Peres accused Syria of supplying Hezbollah with Russian-made Scud missiles, introducing a whole host of accusations against both countries.

The Syria and Lebanese governments as well as the resistance movement itself, however, have categorically rejected the claim.

Hezbollah’s Secretary General Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah, on the other hand, has recurrently underscored that the movement would do its utmost to retaliate, should Israel launches another war against Lebanon.

The Israeli military, meanwhile, continues its incursions into the Lebanese territory in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the war 33-Day War.

Israeli aircraft illegally enter the Lebanese airspace on an almost daily basis.

(Press TV)

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