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Israel will not stop attacking Syrian arms shipments to Hezbollah

Iran authorizing Hezbollah attacks on the Golan Heights

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16 May 2013 (All day)
Israel will not stop attacking Syrian arms shipments to Hezbollah

A day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a not-so-subtle public warning from Russian President Vladimir Putin against interfering in the Syrian civil war, The New York Times quoted a senior Israeli official as saying on Wednesday that the Jewish State will continue to take military action to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to the Lebanese Shi’ite terror militia Hezbolla if the need arises. “The transfer of such weapons to Hezbollah will destabilize and endanger the entire region,” the official declared. “If Syrian President Assad reacts by attacking Israel, or tries to strike Israel through his terrorist proxies, he will risk forfeiting his regime, for Israel will retaliate.”

In related news, two mortars fired from Syrian territory landed on the Israel side of the border in the Golan Heights on Wednesday, striking Mount Hermon for the first time.

“We can’t say for sure that it was erroneous firing, but neither can we be sure that it was deliberate. This area has not been hit before. We are checking it,” a senior security source told the Jerusalem Post.

The IDF lodged a complaint with the United Nations Disengagement Observation Force (UNDOF) and ordered the area closed to tourists for several hours.

Meanwhile, a report in the pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat and quoted on Wednesday by Israel Radio said that Iran has convinced the Assad regime to allow Hazbollah and any other group who wants to to attack Israel in the Golan Heights. There was no independent confirmation of the report and some Israeli analysts downplayed the potential danger


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