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Hezbollah can bring Israeli ports to a halt: report
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_01_Hezbollah99a(4).jpgIsraeli officials are concerned as Hezbollah missiles can bring some Zionist entity’s ports into halt, Israeli daily, Yedioth Ahronoth, said in a report on Saturday. 
According to Al-Manar, the daily quoted sources with Israeli Navy as saying that Hezbollah's possession of components of the Yakhont advanced guided-missile systems poses great danger to Tel Aviv.
The sources said that Yakhonts are hard to detect, adding that the missiles could bring Israeli ports to a halt.
"Hezbollah and Syria are continually fortifying, and once a week a Russian ship unloads weapons in Syrian ports," the Israeli daily quoted an official with the Israeli Navy as saying.
A Wall Street Journal report on Friday stated that U.S. officials believe members of Hezbollah are “smuggling the missile systems piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeli air campaign designed to stop them.”
According to U.S. intelligence, as many as 12 anti-ship guided-missile systems may now be in Hezbollah's possession inside Syria, the WSJ noted.
The Israeli daily said that the Zionist entity “has yet to develop a missile defense system that can intercept the Russian advanced missile, which maintains low altitude flight paths for hundreds of kilometers. The missile is therefore hard to detect in radars.”
 “Defense sources estimated that Hezbollah has managed to smuggle into Lebanon parts of the Yakhont, though it has insufficient components to make the systems operational.”

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