Netanyahu: Hezbollah shuttered Beirut missile sites after my UN speech

December 20, 2018

Times of Israel:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that the Hezbollah terror group closed sites in Lebanon’s capital Beirut at which precision missiles were allegedly made after he revealed their locations in a speech to the United Nations.

Speaking at the Globes Business Conference in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said the exposure of the sites was part of Israeli efforts to prevent the Iran-backed Shiite organization from amassing an arsenal of highly accurate missiles. It is now working to set up new production facilities, he alleged.

“They planned to already have thousands of precision missiles. At best they have just dozens,” Netanyahu said.

In a speech in September at the United Nations General Assembly, the prime minister displayed a map pinpointing the location of the Hezbollah sites near Beirut’s airport and accused the terror group of “deliberately using the innocent people of Beirut as human shields.”

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