Scarier than Hamas! U.S. retired general warns Israel: this organization has 130,000 missiles

Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas finally reached a cease-fire last week, but retired U.S. military officers and experts wrote an article warning Israel that Lebanon’s Hezbollah has around 130,000 rockets, missiles and drones that could be launched daily. Hezbollah has about 130,000 rockets and missiles and can launch a large number of these weapons as well as drones every day, which Israel’s defense system fears will be overwhelmed.

According to the U.S. defense news site Breaking Defense, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Richard Natonski and the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) Jonathan Ruhe, director of foreign policy at the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), wrote that it is critical that Israel apply the lessons learned from the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire to a possible future conflict with Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon.

The article cites the JINSA report, which warns that Hezbollah has up to 130,000 rockets and missiles, including many medium- and long-range rockets and precision short-range missiles, with a much greater strike range than the Gaza corridor, and can strike Israel from the shadows, which would make it even more difficult for Israel to do so with Iran’s involvement.

The article mentions that Lebanon’s Hezbollah was at war with Israel in 2006, and since then Iran has considered it a terrorist proxy and has continued to support its reconstruction and development, and to this day Hezbollah has an incredible amount of firepower. The article points out that although Israel’s defense system, Iron Dome, has performed well in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, if a conflict breaks out between Hezbollah and Israel, it is expected to be able to launch up to 3,000 rockets, missiles and drones per day initially, and to maintain a launch efficiency of about 1,000 per day subsequently, which would exceed the threat volume. “Such a threat would exceed the load of the Iron Dome, and even the rest of the air defense system would be overwhelmed.

Such a large-scale conflict would put great pressure on the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and civilians; the article suggests that the IDF should prioritize the deployment of defense systems and suggests air strike exercises in Lebanon, Syria, the Gaza corridor, and even further afield.

The article also calls for the U.S. to intervene more than ever against Iran and its proxies (Hezbollah), for example by ensuring a steady supply of ammunition for air defense systems such as Iron Dome, and it is particularly important that the international community, including the United Nations, understand the machinations of Hezbollah, Hamas, and other groups, as the international community’s perception is linked to the legitimacy of future U.S. military operations. The legitimacy of U.S. military operations is closely linked.

Lebanon did launch sporadic attacks on Israel beginning on the 13th of this month, with three rockets fired from Lebanon into northern Israel that day, but all of the rockets landed in the Mediterranean Sea and caused no casualties.