Hanegbi: Iron Dome deployment in North shows our readiness
LAST UPDATED: 01/31/2013 15:31
"The placement of Iron Dome batteries in North testifies to our alert level in
the region," former minister Tzachi Hanegbi told Army Radio in response to
reports that Israel attacked an arms convoy in a border area west of
In an interview on Thursday morning, Hanegbi said that Israel
acted with good sense by "placing the Iron Dome batteries in North testifies to
our alert level in the region."
chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, without directly
indicating Israel in the strike, repeated Israel's long-held assertion that Iran
is seeking to "prevent arms reaching its rivals" when Syrian President Bashar
"Even if there are reports about pinpoint strikes, these are
not significant solutions to the threat itself because we are talking about very
substantial capabilities that could reach Hezbollah,” Hanegbi
However, Hanegbi added, "Israel’s preference would be if a Western
entity would control these weapons systems."
"But because it appears the world
is not prepared to do what was done in Libya or other places, then Israel finds
itself like it has many times in the past facing a dilemma that only it knows
how to respond to,” he added.