Hezbollah warns: We have list of IDF targets inside Israel
Haaretz (Link) - AP (July 12, 2010)
A senior Hezbollah official warned yesterday that the organization has a list of military targets inside Israel they could attack in any future war.
Hezbollah commander in south Lebanon, Sheikh Nabil Kaouk, made his comments in response to the Israeli army�s release this week of maps and previously classified aerial photographs of what it described as a network of Hezbollah weapons depots and command centers in south Lebanon.
In a press briefing last week, Israel Defense Forces Col. Ronen Marley presented the detailed maps and 3-D simulations showing what he said was a unit of 90 militants from the Shi�ite Muslim organization operating in the village of Khiam, where they were storing weapons close to hospitals and schools.
Kaouk told the state news agency yesterday that the Israeli leaders were trying to restore confidence by presenting a list of targets in southern Lebanon after the Israeli public lost faith in the army. He noted that the Israeli announcement was made on the four-year anniversary of the Second Lebanon War, in which Hezbollah battled Israel to a stalemate.
Some 1,200 Lebanese and 160 Israelis were killed during that conflict, which began after Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers in a cross-border attack.
Hezbollah declared Saturday that Israel was preparing �something� in Lebanon and that the organization has been on high alert since Israel released the images.