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Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Lebanese Hezbollah militants threaten Israel with Iranian-made rockets
May 29, 2006
According to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has new long-range rockets. These replace the short-term rockets that Hezbollah fire occasionally on Israel, since 1995. The last rocket attack was on May 28, 2006. A few rockets were fired toward a military base on the Meyron Mountain, about 10 km. away from the Northern border. The base was damaged, and one soldier was injured.
The long-range artillery rocket Zelzal-2 is made in Iran. If obtained by Hezbollah and fired from south Lebenon the rockets are capable of hitting targets and causing damage on most of Israel's large cities, including Tel-Aviv and southern center Be'er Sheva.
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