All of these are in direct violation to the UN Security Council's 1701
Hezbollah located in 1,000 facilities in southern Lebanon
31 March 2011 , 09:46 Jonatan Urich IDF
The Hezbollah terrorist organization is spread out between as many as 1,000
facilities in southern Lebanon, located in 270 civilian villages.
The organization continues to acquire munitions and strengthen, funded by
Syria which is also smuggling weapons to it. This includes weapons which can
reach populations in the center of Israel in cities like Tel Aviv.
According to IDF intelligence, since the end of the Second Lebanon War in
2006, Hezbollah has built as many as 550 bunkers in the southern Lebanon
region, holding various weapons. In addition, the organization has built 300
underground facilities and 100 storage units for munitions including
rockets, missiles and other weapons.
Many of these terror centers are located near hospitals, private homes and
schools, Hezbollah's way of taking advantage of the civilian population of
Lebanon. According to the IDF Northern Command, Hezbollah militants have
doubled in number since the end of the last war.
Today, Hezbollah is estimated to have an arsenal of more than 40,000
rockets. This being the case, if war breaks out, Hezbollah will be able to
launch between 500 and 600 rockets at Israel every day. One of the
organization's main civilian centers for storing munitions is the village of
Al Khiyam in southern Lebanon, where hundreds of rockets and mortar shells
with varying ranges are stored. More than 100 Hezbollah militants operate in
the village, including special forces ready for combat with IDF soldiers.
Hezbollah is thus trying to distort the balance of power in Lebanon and
return to full, routine militant activity in southeast Lebanon, similar to
its activity levels just prior to the war in 2006. Hezbollah militant
activities are based in southern Lebanon, funded and maintained by Syria and
Iran. All of these are in direct violation to the UN Security Council's 1701
decision, carried out on August 12th, 2006, at the end of the Second