Nabil Qaouq, a member of Hizbullah's Central Committee spoke about IRGC Qods Force commander Qasem Soleimani's role in building Hizbullah's missile capability on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah-Lebanon) on January 2, 2021. He said that before his "martyrdom," Soleimani had realized his dream of the "resistance" having the capability of striking the Knesset, the Israeli "Ministry of War," and military and strategic installations all over Israel with their missiles. Qaouq said that Soleimani developed Hizbullah's long-range precision missile capability to a point that it now constitutes an existential threat to Israel. For more about Nabil Qaouq, see MEMRI TV clip No. 2566.
Nabil Qaouq: "In a period of 20 years, Hajj Qasem [Solemani] managed to realize his dream. His dream was that the resistance movements would be capable of striking the Israeli Knesset with their missiles, of striking the Israeli Ministry of War with their missiles, and to strike the military and strategic installations throughout the Israeli entity. Hajj Qasem had managed to realize this dream before he was martyred. Hajj Qasem developed the capabilities of the resistance, and it is now capable of surrounding the [Israeli] entity with its long-range precision missiles. These missiles that surround the Israeli entity now constitute the greatest element of deterrence against the Israeli enemy, as well as an existential threat for the Israeli entity. For the first time, we feel that there is an existential threat [to Israel] in the form of the long-range precision missiles. Hajj Qasem played the main role in creating this system.