IDF claims, all three sites are tied to the precision-guided missile project the terror group have been trying to make for the past couple of years, an effort to convert its massive arsenal of simple rockets into highly accurate missiles, which will greatly challenge the Israeli’s air defense and could be a game changer between the two rivals.
Israel has threatened to take action preventing Hezbollah from completing the precision project. Hezbollah denied the claims Tuesday, taking journalists seeing the sites trying to shake Israel’s conviction.
The IDF, responded quickly, tweeted the GPS coordinates of the locations and said that journalists should try to visit the site “before [Hezbollah leader Hassan] Nasrallah’s moving trucks” get there.
According to the military, one of the sites is an underground facility built beneath four seven-story apartment buildings in which 70 innocent families live, east of Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport, claiming even a church and a medical center is located nearby.
The second site is no different and is also located under a complex of five apartment buildings in which some 50 families live.
Shortly after Netanyahu’s speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah stated he would open the Janah site to the press to inspect.
Reporters (Lebanese and foreign) who went to the area later on Tuesday night said they did see missile parts, Although, their every movement was heavily inspected by the terror’s group forces.
In his remarks, Netanyahu referred to the mass explosion in Beirut
“We all saw the terrible explosion at Beirut port last month,” Netanyahu said while pointing to the site of the blast on a map displayed next to his podium. “The explosion happened here. This is the Beirut port. Two hundred people died, thousands of people were injured, and a quarter of a million people were made homeless,” he continued.
“Now, here is where the next explosion could take place. Right here. This is the Beirut neighborhood of Janah. It’s right next to the international airport. And here, Hezbollah is keeping a secret arms depot.”
“I say to the people of Janah, you’ve got to act now. You’ve got to protest this. Because if this thing explodes, it’s another tragedy,” Netanyahu said.
“I say to the people of Lebanon, Israel means you no harm. But Iran does. Iran and Hezbollah have deliberately put you and your families in grave danger. And what you should make clear is that what they have done is unacceptable. You should tell them, ‘tear these depots down.’”
The international community, he said, “must insist that Hezbollah stop using Lebanon and Lebanese civilians as human shields.”