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Israel eyes ground-to-ground missile unit to counter rocket attacks

12th March 2024 - 15:42 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


The creation of a GGM unit within the IDF would mean Israel could attack targets in Lebanon or Syria. (Photo: Elbit Systems)

Israel has been contemplating bolstering its defences against Hezbollah rocket attacks by creating a new IDF unit armed with Israeli-made ground-to-ground missiles.

The idea that an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) unit would be equipped with different types of Israeli-made ground-to-ground missiles (GGMs) has returned to the table with a high-priority label attached, according to Shephard’s sources.

Israeli air force bases have been high on the target list of Hezbollah in Lebanon as the “low-fire” conflict on Israel’s northern border has continued.

Sites in Israel targeted by the Hezbollah have been relatively close to the border and have included repeat rocket attacks on an Israeli Air Force (IAF) control station on Mount Meron.

If the limited fighting along Israel’s northern border becomes

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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