Israel admits Iron Dome no match for Hezbollah missiles

Israel admits Iron Dome no match for Hezbollah missiles
Sun Sep 7, 2014 09:14:59

A senior Israeli army officer has admitted that the Zionist regime’s Iron Dome anti-missile system would not be a match for precision rockets of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement in any future war, further predicting that the next encounter with the resistance group would be “very violent.”

Israeli Col. Dan Goldfus also stated in a report broadcast by the regime’s Channel 2 TV that Israelis needed to know that a war with Hezbollah would be “a whole different story,” than the recent war Zionist forces waged against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip.

“We will need to move quickly and flexibly,” he said.

According to the report the Israeli regime has estimated that Hezbollah had about 100,000 rockets, with most of them hidden in south Lebanon but with long-range missiles in Beirut capable of carrying large warheads of up to a ton.

The missiles in Beirut are equipped with precision guidance systems and can reach all of Israel, which would make it difficult for the Iron Dome anti-missile system to deal with them as successfully as the less sophisticated rockets used by Hamas during the Gaza onslaught.

The report also reflected repeated Israeli concerns that Hezbollah had dug tunnels along the border with the occupied territories, insisting that Zionist residents had reported noise under their houses.

Goldfus did not rule out the possibility of Hezbollah digging tunnels, saying that the Israeli army was concerned over the matter in light of recent tunnels unearthed and later destroyed by Zionist forces in Gaza.

In any future war, Goldfus said, “We will have to use considerable force” to quickly prevail over Hezbollah, “to act more decisively, more drastically."


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