Reports of Hezbollah’s possession of components of the Yakhont advanced guided-missile systems raised concerns among the Israeli naval forces, which estimated that such systems in the hands of a terror group could bring both the Haifa and the Ashdod ports to a halt.

“Hezbollah and Syria are continually fortifying, and once a week a Russian ship unloads weapons in Syrian ports,” an official with the Navy said.

A Wall Street Journal report on Friday stated that US officials believe members of Hezbollah are smuggling the missile systems piece by piece to evade a secretive Israeli air campaign designed to stop them. […]