Israel claims Hezbollah has 1,000 bunkers in Lebanon

The Israeli military says the Hezbollah militia has riddled southern Lebanon with bunkers and underground weapons depots, with most located in civilian villages.

Military intelligence estimates that since the 2006 war “Hezbollah has built as many as 550 bunkers in the southern Lebanon region, holding various weapons. In addition, the organisation has built 300 underground facilities and 100 storage units for munitions including rockets, missiles and other weapons,” said the memo seen by AFP.

“Many of these terror centres are located near hospitals, private homes and schools, Hezbollah’s way of taking advantage of the civilian population of Lebanon,” it said.

Israel estimates that Hezbollah has an arsenal of 40,000 short- and medium-range rockets, which are being held in towns and villages across the south — a significant rise from the 14,000 rockets held by the group in 2006.

It says the stockpile includes hundreds of longer-range rockets, some with a range of more than 300 kilometres (116 miles), capable of reaching major Israeli population centres.

The military believes Hezbollah forces in south Lebanon number 20,000, more than a third of whom have undergone combat training in Iran.

The 2006 war between Israel and Hezbollah destroyed much of Lebanon’s major infrastructure and killed more than 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

AFP

photo: A bunker discovered by the Israeli military is blown up near the Israeli-Lebanese border AFP

  • Beiruti

    Looking at this gives me the shivers. We all know Hezbollah isnt going to give up those 1000 bunkers, therefore Lebanon is doomed to fall.

    • eblashko

      Unless March 14 succeeds in unifying the country under one army that will actually focus on protecting Lebanon instead of attacking Israel for Iran’s sake.

    • eblashko

      Unless March 14 succeeds in unifying the country under one army that will actually focus on protecting Lebanon instead of attacking Israel for Iran’s sake.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at this gives me the shivers. We all know Hezbollah isnt going to give up those 1000 bunkers, therefore Lebanon is doomed to fall.

    • Anonymous

      Unless March 14 succeeds in unifying the country under one army that will actually focus on protecting Lebanon instead of attacking Israel for Iran’s sake.

  • nagy_michael2000

    Yes Hezbollah are very good hiding behind civilians and the UN troops. So Israel strike back the local populations will be hurt and Hezbollah will be crying fouls in order to stop the Israelis bombing. Just like what they’ve done in the South before when many families were killed. the same for the school for children got bombed 3 times and many were killed because Hezbollah knows very well if the israeli hit back the world will be screaming at Israel. What a farse resistance..

    • Mosetsfire

      Israel and Hezbollah are the same…Neither care for the well being of Lebanon or the Lebanese. The only difference is one lives on the other side of the border

      • nagy_michael2000

        I totally agree! And you have to add Syria and Iran in the mix for sure..

      • nagy_michael2000

        I totally agree! And you have to add Syria and Iran in the mix for sure..

      • Rubbish! Israel does not TARGET civilians deliberately and indiscriminately. Hezbollah does. Israel doesn’t wish to control your political system, Hezbollah does. Israel wants peace with Lebanon, Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel and Lebanon.

        • master09

          Yes Isreal wants to sit on the table and talk but when you have nations wanting to destroy you ,well for sure you must do what ever to protect yourself and that is all Isreal is doing. The PLO killed more people in Lebanon did anyone say anything about that, but Isreal kill a few and the world turns up side down. I am Lebanese and all I want is peace and live with my neighbours.

        • master09

          Yes Isreal wants to sit on the table and talk but when you have nations wanting to destroy you ,well for sure you must do what ever to protect yourself and that is all Isreal is doing. The PLO killed more people in Lebanon did anyone say anything about that, but Isreal kill a few and the world turns up side down. I am Lebanese and all I want is peace and live with my neighbours.

      • Rubbish! Israel does not TARGET civilians deliberately and indiscriminately. Hezbollah does. Israel doesn’t wish to control your political system, Hezbollah does. Israel wants peace with Lebanon, Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel and Lebanon.

        • lebnaneh

          when israel inadite lebanon 1982 they where boming the camps in west beirut the people where on top of the roof in ain al remaneh which is about 20 km from the camps the jet bomb them deliberatley killing 10 people 4 of them where of the same family israel dosen;t need any excuses to do so they have always done it so they did it many time on the south they are not much better then the syrian they only love themself and they don;t care much about peace either

      • Rubbish! Israel does not TARGET civilians deliberately and indiscriminately. Hezbollah does. Israel doesn’t wish to control your political system, Hezbollah does. Israel wants peace with Lebanon, Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel and Lebanon.

        • lebnaneh

          when israel inadite lebanon 1982 they where boming the camps in west beirut the people where on top of the roof in ain al remaneh which is about 20 km from the camps the jet bomb them deliberatley killing 10 people 4 of them where of the same family israel dosen;t need any excuses to do so they have always done it so they did it many time on the south they are not much better then the syrian they only love themself and they don;t care much about peace either

  • Anonymous

    Yes Hezbollah are very good hiding behind civilians and the UN troops. So Israel strike back the local populations will be hurt and Hezbollah will be crying fouls in order to stop the Israelis bombing. Just like what they’ve done in the South before when many families were killed. the same for the school for children got bombed 3 times and many were killed because Hezbollah knows very well if the israeli hit back the world will be screaming at Israel. What a farse resistance..

    • Israel and Hezbollah are the same…Neither care for the well being of Lebanon or the Lebanese. The only difference is one lives on the other side of the border

      • Anonymous

        I totally agree! And you have to add Syria and Iran in the mix for sure..

      • Rubbish! Israel does not TARGET civilians deliberately and indiscriminately. Hezbollah does. Israel doesn’t wish to control your political system, Hezbollah does. Israel wants peace with Lebanon, Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel and Lebanon.

        • Anonymous

          Yes Isreal wants to sit on the table and talk but when you have nations wanting to destroy you ,well for sure you must do what ever to protect yourself and that is all Isreal is doing. The PLO killed more people in Lebanon did anyone say anything about that, but Isreal kill a few and the world turns up side down. I am Lebanese and all I want is peace and live with my neighbours.

      • Rubbish! Israel does not TARGET civilians deliberately and indiscriminately. Hezbollah does. Israel doesn’t wish to control your political system, Hezbollah does. Israel wants peace with Lebanon, Hezbollah wants to destroy Israel and Lebanon.

        • Anonymous

          when israel inadite lebanon 1982 they where boming the camps in west beirut the people where on top of the roof in ain al remaneh which is about 20 km from the camps the jet bomb them deliberatley killing 10 people 4 of them where of the same family israel dosen;t need any excuses to do so they have always done it so they did it many time on the south they are not much better then the syrian they only love themself and they don;t care much about peace either

  • Leborigine

    It seems obvious that we are doomed to have a war every few years. It is extremely sad to see that a lot of patriotic Lebanese died for this country in the last 90 years and its all for nothing. Thank you HA, israel and syria for keeping Lebanon a battleground, we had a chance of advancing Lebanon to the world stage but some of us prefer to remain barbaric and keep Lebanon behind.

  • Leborigine

    It seems obvious that we are doomed to have a war every few years. It is extremely sad to see that a lot of patriotic Lebanese died for this country in the last 90 years and its all for nothing. Thank you HA, israel and syria for keeping Lebanon a battleground, we had a chance of advancing Lebanon to the world stage but some of us prefer to remain barbaric and keep Lebanon behind.

  • Anonymous

    It seems obvious that we are doomed to have a war every few years. It is extremely sad to see that a lot of patriotic Lebanese died for this country in the last 90 years and its all for nothing. Thank you HA, israel and syria for keeping Lebanon a battleground, we had a chance of advancing Lebanon to the world stage but some of us prefer to remain barbaric and keep Lebanon behind.

  • lebnaneh

    israel is all ready coming up with the bull so in the near future if the do bombar the civilian in lebanon the will say we did tell you thats the build ther bankers where the schools and hospitals and the civilians well you record is so fame israel you are the worth in targiting civilians at war wimps and assholes as usuall

  • Anonymous

    israel is all ready coming up with the bull so in the near future if the do bombar the civilian in lebanon the will say we did tell you thats the build ther bankers where the schools and hospitals and the civilians well you record is so fame israel you are the worth in targiting civilians at war wimps and assholes as usuall

  • master09

    Blame blame blame point fingers we should all do the research and look at the facts of what some nations want to do.
    For some facts google this and watch the video on what Iran wants to do with the world. ( THE COMING IS NEAR ) THIS is the plan and this is why Lebanon plays a big role. I know what I want, to stop threats and make friends with my neighbours and LIVE in PEACE, FREEDOM AND FORGIVENESS wizbangblog.com

  • master09

    Ayatollah Khameni: “I can tell you with utmost confidence: The promise of Allah for the Coming and the establishment of a new Islamic civilization is on its way.”
    When the leader of an enemy nation whose entire purpose on earth is to usher in a new Islamic civilization through any means necessary tells you with ‘utmost confidence that it is on its way, we should be listening! ( The-coming-is-near ), watch this video that will be going around the middle east in the thousands for people . Lebanon is used by Irans HA to destroy Isreal and then the rest of the world this means anyone who is not Muslim should be DEAD ,WOW looking forward to death. Come on people of PEACE we must stand together to stop this Evil with nothing more on the mind but HATE and DESTRUCTION of FREEDOM of ALLL.

  • Anonymous

    Ayatollah Khameni: “I can tell you with utmost confidence: The promise of Allah for the Coming and the establishment of a new Islamic civilization is on its way.”
    When the leader of an enemy nation whose entire purpose on earth is to usher in a new Islamic civilization through any means necessary tells you with ‘utmost confidence that it is on its way, we should be listening!
    Lebanon is used by Irans HA to destroy Isreal and then the rest of the world this means anyone who is not Muslim should be DEAD ,WOW looking forward to death.