Liberman: Israel's policy toward Hezbollah spurring terror from Lebanon, Syria

Hezbollah working to turn reality in north to that which prevails in south Lebanon, Liberman says.

January 30, 2015 15:46
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Israeli soldiers and trucks are seen from southern Lebanon, as a Hezbollah flag flutters.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman paid a visit to the Golan Heights on Friday, where he met with mayors from the area and heads of regional councils.

Speaking to reporters near the Syrian border, the Yisrael Beytenu leader said Israel's policy of containment – designed "to achieve quiet in the short run" – will harm the nation's security and deterrence in the long term.

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Both Hamas in Gaza and terrorist organizations operating out of Sinai are closely following events in the north and gauging the Jewish state's response to Wednesday's missile attack launched by Hezbollah, Liberman said.

Liberman warned that Israel's policies will ultimately "encourage and spur Hezbollah to execute more terrorist attacks from Lebanon and Syria."

He also said the Lebanese-based Shi'ite group "is working to turn the Syrian side of the Golan Heights into an outpost in order to carry out attacks against Israel."

Hezbollah, Liberman said, was working to turn the reality in the region to that which prevails in southern Lebanon.

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