1938 Alert from the Telegraph, with thanks to Sr. Soph:
Iran has set up a sophisticated intelligence gathering operation in southern Lebanon to identify targets in northern Israel in the event of a military confrontation over its controversial nuclear programme.
Senior Israeli military commanders say Iran has spent tens of millions of pounds helping its close ally, Hizbollah, the Shia Muslim militant group that controls southern Lebanon, to set up a network of control towers and monitoring stations along the entire length of Israel’s border with south Lebanon.
Some of the new control towers, which are made of reinforced concrete and fitted with bullet-proof reflective glass, are less than 100 yards from Israeli army positions and are clearly visible for long stretches along Israel’s border.
“This is now Iran’s front line with Israel,” a senior Israeli military commander said. “The Iranians are using Hizbollah to spy on us so that they can collect information for future attacks. And there is very little we can do about it.”