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Iran’s shift of tactics endangers Israel

Israel Defense Forces are confronted with a new reality in which Hezbollah receives weapons from Iran by air cargo landing in Beirut and not by truck convoys from Syria.
Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters chant slogans during last day of Ashura, in Beirut, Lebanon September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher - RC1B0033DBD0

A civilian Iranian airliner operated by a company with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps landed at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport on Nov. 29 on a direct flight from Tehran. This jet had been the target of several Western espionage agencies for many long months. According to earlier reports on Fox News, the last time the plane landed in Beirut, its cargo included GPS systems that were supposed to be installed on Hezbollah missiles and rockets. What this means is that the plane’s cargo threatens to interrupt the relative, if tense, quiet along Israel’s northern front, where Israel, Iran and Hezbollah are still engaged in round-the-clock, low-level skirmishing.

Israel considers the joint Iran-Hezbollah precision project (precision-guided missiles) to be a strategic threat, which will make it (Israel) more vulnerable in the next conflict than it is today. Precision missiles will allow Hezbollah to interfere with Israeli air force activities, target major infrastructures and population centers, and cause Israel considerable damage.

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