Israel on alert for possible Hezbollah retaliation to Golan Heights missile strike

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 19, 2015 09:30

Israeli military officials are on high alert Monday in response to Hezbollah threats to respond to Sunday’s IAF helicopter attack on a convoy which killed at least six senior operatives on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

In an interview with Army Radio, Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of Military Intelligence, said that the Shi’ite group “will have difficulty absorbing an incident like this [without responding].”

“I don’t think this was an attack aimed at harming Hezbollah,” said Yadlin, who currently heads the Institute for National Security Studies. “I think this was a preemptive operation specifically targeting Hezbollah’s activities on the Golan Heights.”


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