and Chinese Weapons and Technology Being Used in Israeli Hezbollah
Conflict – Israelis Were Surprised by Attacks on Warship and Cities
Hezbollah militants in southern Lebanon have been able to launch rockets
into southern Israel while Israeli artillery has fired into Lebanon.
An estimated 45 people were killed and 100 injured in attacks on Lebanon
by the Israeli military. The Canadian government says that eight
vacationing Canadians were killed and six were critically wounded in
Hezbollah has been able to strike deep into Israel, which was not
expected by the Israelis. Evidently some Israeli analysts were under
the impression that they could launch an offensive into Lebanon with
impunity. The International Herald Tribune reported that the Israelis
claim that the rockets were a Syrian-produced copy of an Iranian Fajr-3
model. These rockets have a range of about 30 miles. This is a change
from the smaller Katyushas rockets that Hezbollah has been using.
On Sunday there were at least 90 rockets fired into Israel, according to
the Los Angeles Times. There has been numerous rocket attacks on the
Israeli town of Haifa, and elsewhere in Northern Israel. Some areas
have been put under a form of martial law after the Syrian made rockets
hit a busy railroad maintenance building, killing 8 and wounding more
On Saturday Hezbollah was able to launch a rocket at an Israeli
warship. This was the first time Hezbollah was able to attack on an
Israeli warship. According to the AFP news agency, Hezbollah employed
radar-guided C-802 missile, developed by Iran using Chinese technology.
These missiles have a 100 km range. The agency reported that one was
killed and three were injured in the attack.
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The attacks by Hezbollah were in retaliation for Israel’s bombardment of
Lebanon. The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, promised "new
surprises" and said Hezbollah had "no choice" but to hit Haifa. "As long
as the enemy acts without limitations or red lines, it's our right to
continue the confrontation without limits," he said in a taped speech
televised on Hezbollah's Al Manar television.
Earlier reports from Israel said Nasrallah was injured, but he did not
appear injured on TV. The images showed him from waist up and
uninjured. Both Israel and Hezbollah are under international pressure
to stop the fighting.
The fighting in Lebanon began Wednesday when Hezbollah guerillas crossed
one of the most heavily protected borders in the world, ambushing a
two-Humvee border patrol. They killed two Israelis and took two others
prisoner. Soon after that, the Israelis realized their tanks were no
match for mines or Hezbollah missiles, so they began their artillery
bombardment and air strikes by US made F-16’s, according to the Sunday
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