IDF Intelligence chief General Amos Yadlin said this afternoon that the ultimate goal held by anti-Israel terrorists is to attack Tel Aviv and the Gush Dan region from three fronts. Iran, Syria and Hizbullah hope for a chance to rain missiles on central Israel from three directions, he said.
“Gush Dan is the main target that our enemies plan to fire missiles at,” he said. Yadlin spoke at an event marking 100 years since the establishment of the first kibbutz.
Currently most rocket attacks are carried out by Gaza terrorists, and target southern Israel. Hamas hopes to gain the improved missile technology that would allow it to target central Israel as well, Yadlin said.
Yadlin also spoke of the chances for Middle East peace. The biggest obstacle to peace is Iran, he said. The Islamic Republic funds terrorist groups that upset regional stability and undermine peace talks. Iran gives Hizbullah $1 billion every year, and also gives Hamas and Islamic Jihad annual donations of $100 million and $50 million respectively.
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