Hezbollah aims to stockpile more weapons than it had before last yearâ€™s war with Israel, a top Israeli intelligence analyst said. Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz, chief of research in Israelâ€™s Military Intelligence, told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in a briefing Monday that the Lebanese militia was smuggling in rockets to replace the thousands it lost fighting Israel during the summer war. Once it receives new shipments from neighboring Syria, Baidatz said, Hezbollah will have a larger rocket arsenal than it did before the war. Defense Minister Amir Peretz interjected that this should not be a gauge of the threat posed to Israel by Hezbollah. Peretz noted that Hezbollah deprived of its border positions was in far less of a position to launch attacks.
Hezbollah seen expanding arsenal