Hizballah fires some 100 rockets deep into northern Israel Saturday, leaving 60 injured on fourth day of war

Israeli commanders count a total of 700 fired since Wednesday night, out of an estimated Hizballah arsenal of 13,000 rockets of different types and ranges, which the IDF is seeking out to destroy. The Lebanon campaign may therefore be a long haul, lasting weeks rather than days. (Picture of Tiberias hit by 12 rockets)
Hizballah resources have been hurt, but they are far from exhausted. The IDF too has only used a small part of its capabilities. The generals stressed Hizballah and its terrorists were the only IDF target – not Syria, certainly not civilians. Short ground forays across the border may be necessary to seek out Hizballah targets and weapons, but a long stay in Lebanon was ruled out. A navy officer admitted that Hizballah’s radar-guided C-802 shore-to-sea missile took the Israeli warship which it struck 16 km out at sea opposite Beirut by surprise. The navy would investigate the incident and adjust its defense to meet this threat.
debkafile‘s military sources warned that next Katyusha strikes may reach locations south of Haifa and closer to Tel Aviv. Already, almost half of the Israeli population is in range of the Shiite terrorists` rockets, many in shelters for the fourth day.
Hizballah’s arsenal supplied by Iran includes the Katyusha rockets Hizballah has fired till now with a range of up to 30km, its improved version, the Grad 333mm, which has the same range but a larger warhead. The range of Fajjar-5 is up to 70km, while Zalzal-2 can reach targets at a distance of 200km. Hizballah claims to have taken delivery of a more advanced Fajjar, but this is not confirmed.

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