The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit has released satellite images of what it described as a Hezbollah precision-guided missile factory in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. According to the Israeli army statement, “The facility was established a few years ago by Iran and Hezbollah in order to manufacture (the accurate) weapons.”
It further alleged that “Lately, various activities to facilitate the manufacture and conversion of precision guided missiles at the facility have been identified, including the establishment of a dedicated assembly line for precision weapons and the transfer of sensitive and dedicated equipment.”
The Israeli military also listed a number of machines it maintained are “designed to manufacture the motors and the warheads of missiles with an accuracy of less than 10 meters” ( 32 feet. The IDF also exposed Iran’s involvement in the project, including the delivery of “special machines” and provision of dedicated instructions to “the manufacturing crews, in addition to continuous supporting guidance.” The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit then asserted that ‘Hezbollah’s fear of Israeli strikes prompted a decision to evacuate the manufacturing facility – transferring its contents from the compound to civilian locations in Beirut.’
During a surprise visit to their home in Kiryat Ata, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an Israeli family that Hezbollah’s precise missiles are aimed straight toward their northern town, near the port city of Haifa. He then told the residents, who recently experienced an unguided rocket strike, that the IDF is operating under his orders to prevent the nation’s enemies from ever arming themselves with advanced, precise missiles.