In last month’s Pillar of Defense anti-terror operation in Gaza, “the Israeli Air Force displayed only a fraction of its capabilities,” said IAF chief Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel at the passing-out parade of the flyers'  course at Hatzerim Thursday. The IAF has the range for striking at any would-be aggressors with a force that would resound across the Middle East. Maj. Eshel added: “It is worth remembering that more than one line connects Gaza and Iran.” DEBKAfile: This was a reference to the Iranian arms smuggling line to the Gaza Strip and a warning that if it continued, Israel would hit back at Tehran itself.