These Hezbollah missile launch sites are located in civilian areas throughout Beirut. The missiles from these launch sites could inflict significant damage on Israel’s population centers. Like Hamas, Hezbollah will use civilians as human shields in their next war with Israel. When the Israeli Air Force takes these missile sites out, the anti-Semitic Democrats will surely come down hard on Israel.
By the way, Iran is supplying Hezbollah with these deadly weapons despite the crippling sanctions from the Trump administration. If Joe Biden is elected POTUS in November he will remove those sanctions, allowing tens of billions of dollars to flow into the terror state of Iran. Imagine how dangerous Hezbollah will be when they have an enriched Iran supplying them with even more deadly weapons.
In the heart of Beirut, next to hospitals, restaurants, and schools, Hezbollah has 28 missile launch sites to target Israel.
Iran's terror group prioritizes killing Israelis over protecting its citizens.
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) July 13, 2020
Israeli research center finds 28 new Hezbollah missile launch sites
ALMA says never-before-published sites are deep in heart of residential areas in Beirut, next to hospitals, restaurants, schools
By Jerusalem Post, July 13, 2020
There are at least 28 missile launching sites belonging to Hezbollah in civilian areas in the Lebanese capital of Beirut, a report by ALMA Research and Education Center has found.
The report found that the never-before-published sites concentrated mainly in Hezbollah-dominated areas of Beirut are related to the launch, storage and production of the group’s Fateh 110/M600 medium-range missiles and are “the same as those subject to the Hezbollah precision-guided missile project (PGMs).”
“The world must understand and know that these launch sites are located at the heart of residential and urban civil infrastructure,” Tal Beeri, head of the Research department at ALMA Center, told The Jerusalem Post.
Hezbollah, he said, is using the population of Beirut as human shields by “not hesitating to place their launch sites near public buildings, educational institutions, factories and more.”
According to the report, Hezbollah has an estimated 600 Fateh 110/M600 missiles, which have a range of up to 300 km., while improved models called “D’ Al-Ficar” have a range of up to 700 km.
Though the sites shared by the report were in Beirut, the report also stated that many missile launch sites are concentrated in south Lebanon as well as the Bekaa Valley, both Hezbollah strongholds.
The sites, which also included locations of command and control infrastructure, missile assembly, rocket-fuel storage sites and missile bunkers, were found next to high schools, clinics, hospitals, golf clubs and soccer fields, as well as the Iranian Embassy and Lebanese Ministry of Defense.
“Almost all of the sites are in southern Beirut, an area controlled by Hezbollah, and are located in civilian neighborhoods, inside private houses, medical centers, churches, industrial sites, public offices, fast food chains, as well as in open spaces nearby, hence activating the “human shield” tactic,” the report read.
And according to the report, “Based on our insight into Hezbollah’s action patterns these sites are available for immediate operational use.”
The report relied on open-source intelligence posted to Wikimapia.org, despite some of the locations having later been deleted by another user they identified as Dalany_ Mokus, who they said is likely a Russian citizen who is a supporter of the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad and its ally Hezbollah.
While the user who uploaded the locations is unknown to ALMA, they wrote that it was likely done by a government or intelligence entity “wishing to disseminate information obtained through intelligence reports, although a possibility of the user being a private individual with independent information and interest in Hezbollah’s incrimination cannot be ruled out.”