The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah could fire between 1,000 and 1,500 rockets per day in its next full-scale conflict against Israel, according to the latest estimates from the Israeli Home Front Command.
The estimate is part of updated information provided by the Home Front Command in order to assist local authorities to prepare them for a war.
“The scenario we are looking at is not a prediction of what will be. It spells out what we are building up our capabilities against. We believe we can stand up to the challenge,” a source from the Home Front Command said, the Jerusalem Post reported.
The Home Front Command said northern Israeli towns such as Kiryat Bialik could expect hundreds of civilian injuries, some deaths, and extensive damage to homes and businesses resulting from the rocket assault.
Last summer’s Gaza war saw about 4,500 rockets and other projectiles hit Israel in roughly 50 days of fighting. The Home Front command source noted that Hezbollah has been rapidly upgrading its rocket arsenal for more accurate rockets that can target both military installations and civilian areas.
“Hezbollah is rapidly upgrading its attack capabilities,” said the source, adding, “We are adapting as well, improving the readiness of the home front for the challenge of war.”
Speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Israel on Tuesday, Israel Defense Forces Colonel Aviram Hasson said that Iran is converting the Zilzal unguided rockets into guided M-600 projectiles by upgrading their warheads and shipping them to Hezbollah.