The Israel Defense Forces published a declassified map on Tuesday, on which it marked Hezbollah positions, infrastructure and armaments embedded within civilian areas in southern Lebanon, along the Israeli border.
The map shows hundreds of military facilities, including weapons depots, rocket launchers, and terror tunnels, that Hezbollah has constructed.
The map, according to Israel’s Channel 2 News, features over 200 towns and villages which the organisation has turned into its operations bases, and shows over 10,000 potential targets for Israeli strikes in the event of a new war with the terror group.
Hezbollah’s deliberate positioning of military infrastructure in Lebanese villages has been called a “war crime” by the IDF.
In 2013, it was reported that Hezbollah was paying poor Shi’ite families in southern Lebanon to allow them to store weapons in their homes, effectively making them human shields.
Hezbollah have reportedly amassed an arsenal of 150,000 rockets and missiles – 10 times what it had in the 2006 Second Lebanon War which killed 44 Israeli civilians.
Last week, Israeli jets reportedly struck targets in Syria for the first time in three months, hitting a regime military base and a Hezbollah convoy en route to Lebanon.