From Ha’aretz, more information about Hezbollah’s capabilities:
Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah may decide to use the longer range missiles in his movement’s arsenal against Israel, according to Israel Defense Forces assessments.
IDF sources say that use of such weapons will depend on authorization from Iran, which has equipped Hezbollah with long-range missiles and has played a formative role in shaping the character of the current fighting. If the confrontation continues to escalate, as it appeared to have done Sunday, the chances that Nasrallah’s organization will launch such missiles increases.
The army is concerned that Iranian-made Zelzal missiles, whose range is estimated to exceed 200 kilometers, may be used, thus allowing Hezbollah to target the Tel Aviv metropolitan area. Intelligence information suggests that the organization has a limited number of these missiles.
If Tel Aviv is hit hard, this could spiral completely out of control.
As soon as Israel is either provoked enough or crazy enough to strike Syria or Iran, the speed at which this conflict spirals out of control will increase exponentially. A strike at Tel Aviv is just the thing to cause that.
It seems as if Iran is provoking US involvement (on Iran’s timing and terms – no convenience of US planning) by using Hezbollah against Israel’s economic/business center. If Israel is crazy enough to strike Syria or Iran, and Israel gets counter attacked, we may be forced to help (since how can we let missels fly the skies over our military in Iraq to land on our allies in Tel Aviv). Militant Islamic factions want jihad with the US. Why not bait us there.
If Syria or Iran strike Israel, I hope their regimes and armies will be annihilated.