Netanyahu: Israel will respond firmly to any attempt to harm IDF soldiers
Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Forces, subsequently said the UAV was of a type that had been in existence for a decade, a possible reference to the Ababil-3. Foreign media reports stated at least one person was killed in the latest attack.
The Israeli military spokesman issued a terse statement saying the air force had thwarted an attack at the Israeli-Syrian border, saying it “targeted the squad, preventing the attack”.
In January, Hezbollah militants launched five anti-tank missiles at an IDF vehicle in the area of Mount Dov along the Israeli-Lebanese border, leaving two Israeli soldiers killed and seven wounded.
The regime and its Hezbollah allies only fully controlled the city in May of 2013 – three months after work began on the airstrip. “We will not allow the transfer of sophisticated weapons to terror groups, and in particular Hezbollah”.
“I praise the vigilance of the IDF soldiers that brought about this swift and precise action,” he added. Israel seized the territory from Syria during the 1967 Israel-Arab war, and it was eventually annexed. IOF forces responded with artillery fire, shelling several targets in southern Lebanon.
But just hours before the border strike Sunday night, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned Syria and Iran against arming Hezbollah with such weapons.
The army stated on its official Twitter account that the operation focused “terrorists” armed with explosives who “have been en path to the imminent assault on our forces”. Our air force neutralized threat, “the IDF tweeted.
If Hezbollah, with which Israel fought a bitter war in 2006, sparks another conflict, Eshel said, “Lebanon will go through an experience whose dimensions it cannot imagine”.
Last week (on April 19), a shipment of French weapons arrived in Lebanon, the first part of a $3 billion arms deal Saudi Arabia will be underwritten.
Israel Carries Out Airstrike On Syrian Border
Israel launches airstrike on Syrian border after seeing bomb
Israeli air strike kills four planting bomb at Syria frontier-source
A formation of IAF Lockheed Martin F-16s
Satellite imagery of the Hizbullah airstrip in northeast Lebanon
An Israeli F-16 fighter jet