Hezbollah has more missiles below ground than EU above ground, says Israeli UN envoy


south lebanon map unifilIsraeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Tuesday claimed that Hezbollah was in possession of roughly 7,000 rockets in 2006, but the Iranian-backed Lebanese militant group now has more than 120,000 missiles aimed at Israeli cities.

Hezbollah has “more missiles below ground in Lebanon then the European NATO allies have above ground,” Danon said during ameeting  at the UN Security Council marking the 10th anniversary of the Hezbollah Israel war .

He accused Hezbollah of turning a south Lebanon village into a terrorist stronghold

“The village of Shaqra has been turned into a Hezbollah stronghold with one out of three buildings used for terror activities including rocket launchers and arms depots,” Danon said. “Hezbollah has placed these positions next to schools and other public institutions putting innocent civilians in great danger. We demand the removal of Hezbollah terrorists from southern Lebanon.”He said

shaqra south Lebanon mapHezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech during July 2012 that Damascus provided the rockets used by Hezbollah during the 2006 July War. He was speaking at the occasion marking the 6th anniversary of the war.

Lebanon’s Hezbollah rebuilt itself since 2006 to become one of the most powerful militant groups in the Middle East, according to military analysts .
The 34-day conflict in 2006 led to the deaths of 1,200 people in Lebanon, mainly civilians, and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers.

It began when Israel retaliated over a cross-border raid in which Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed three, and quickly spiralled into a fully fledged war.

Hezbollah fired thousands of rockets into northern Israel, which carried out devastating strikes across Lebanon.



13 responses to “Hezbollah has more missiles below ground than EU above ground, says Israeli UN envoy”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar

    Ahh, the charts&graphs again. And is there a comparative number for Israel, either above or below??

    1. Charts and graphs? I only see a map. Provided courtesy of UNIFIL.

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Yes… I try to collect them every year since year minus-3000. All so wonderfully changeable.
        Danon was talking about numbers, of course, and the comparative graphs didn’t show up.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          Six Reasons to Worry About Israel’s New UN Ambassador Danny Danon.

    2. No charts or graphs but some animated numbers here:


      1. 5thDrawer Avatar

        Love animations … hehe … and doesn’t everyone, who’s anyone, update and ‘improve’? 😉

        1. And the green/yellow colors to boot. Only missing the anthem.

  2. IsraHell’s continuous fanfare about Hezbollah’s growing weaponry seems to have an underlying message.

    1. Rudy1947 Avatar

      Yeah, Israel knows where they are.

      1. More in the line of wanting war …

        1. Rudy1947 Avatar

          Knowing your adversary is always a good strategy. Happens in politics, business, sports.

          1. Oh, I didn’t know …

          2. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Glad I could help.

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