Hezbollah says its 'precision rockets' could kill tens of thousands of Israelis
The Iranian-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah said on Friday it could kill tens of thousands of Israelis by striking specific targets in Israel with what it described as precision-guided rockets.
"I tell the Israelis that you have a number of targets, not a large number ... that can be hit with precision rockets ... which we have," Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah said in a broadcast speech.
He said he would not name the targets and did not say whether the rockets were newly acquired weapons.
The threat came as Israel continued to debate whether to attack Iranian nuclear facilities. Such a move could trigger retaliation from Iran's allies, like Hezbollah. Nasrallah said Iran's response to any Israeli attack would be "lightning" and huge.
Nasrallah said his group could strike a limited number of targets in Israel which if hit would lead to mass casualties - a possible reference to Israeli nuclear facilities, though he said he did not spell out what he meant. (...)