Israeli officials blame Iran for northern border attack

Netanyahu on Lebanon attack: I suggest those trying to challenge us in the North look at Gaza.

January 28, 2015 15:30
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Netanyahu addresses the attack by Hezbollah

Netanyahu addresses the attack by Hezbollah


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Sources in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bureau blamed Iran for Wednesday’s attack on the northern border.

“Iran is behind this heinous terrorist attack. The same Iran which the world powers are forming an agreement with, that would allow it to maintain its ability to acquire nuclear weapons capacity,” the sources said.

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This is the same Iran that tried to build a terrorist infrastructure in the Golan Heights, similar to what it has in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, Iraq and Yemen, the sources said.

This is the same Iran that supports terrorism around the globe, the sources said.

“We must not give such terrorism a nuclear umbrella. We must not let the most dangerous regime in the world to arm itself with the most dangerous weapons in the world,” the sources said.

They spoke as Netanyahu held security consultations in the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.

Earlier in the day, the premier said that the IDF was responding to an anti-tank missile attack against an army vehicle on the Lebanon border.

Speaking at a cornerstone laying ceremony for new apartments in the southern border city of Sderot., the prime minister said, “At this moment, the IDF is responding to events in the North.”

Netanyahu added: "I suggest that all those who are challenging us on our northern border, look at what happened in Gaza, not far from the city of Sderot.

"Hamas suffered the most serious blow since it was founded this past summer and the IDF is prepared to act on every front."

Netanyahu's comments came after an IDF vehicle was attacked by an anti-tank missile on the Lebanon border on Wednesday.

In addition, mortar shells were fired at Israeli communities in the Lebanon border area.

Arab media reported that the IDF responded with artillery fire into the southern Lebanese village of Kfar Shouba.

Hezbollah took responsibility for the multi-pronged attack.

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