Israel Braces for Its Latest Battlefront: The Sea | Algemeiner.com

Amid a quiet, yet massive arms race between Israel and Hezbollah, both sides are preparing for the possibility of a war branching out to the sea.

The new reality for the Israeli Navy is that Hezbollah and Hamas are more than terrorist organizations — they represent new kinds of armies, and in Hezbollah’s case, an army with advanced state-level weaponry.

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In Lebanon, Hezbollah’s enormous arsenal of ballistic projectiles and missiles continues to grow. The Iranian-backed Shiite terror group also has a growing number of rockets with GPS guidance kits, and a stockpile of surface-to-sea cruise missiles for taking aim at sensitive targets. Such targets could include Israeli ports, navy bases, civilian and military sea vessels and offshore gas rigs.

Israel Braces for Its Latest Battlefront: The Sea | Algemeiner.com