According to the report, Fuad Dirani, commander of the Hizbullah organization, called for the residents of Netanya to evacuate their houses because "soon the range of our rockets will reach 100 kilometers (62 miles) into Israel and we will attack military installations and infrastructure. The fact that more than two million Israelis have run away from their homes has put pressure on senior officials in Israel.
“Hizbullah has not yet shown the Zionist regime and its supporters its full rocket-launching capabilities.”
Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said during a speech recently aired on Al-Manar TV his group's fighters would begin rocket attacks deeper into Israel, south of the Israeli port of Haifa.
It was reported that some Netanya residents have taken his threats seriously and are considering leaving the city for Jerusalem.