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Israel reportedly rejects Russian offer to prevent Iranian-backed forces from operating near
the border, prompting many to question whether Jerusalem is demanding too much
The Syrians, Iranians and Hezbollah are all threatening Israel, but “those who threaten to act or act against us will immediately feel the use of our long arm.”
Israel has not confirmed or denied mounting the raid, but has repeatedly refused to accept Iranian military presence in Syria.
A day after Al Jazeera reported that the IAF struck missile bases in Syria, defense minister warns: We will not allow the transfer of quality weapons to Hezbollah.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Kuwaiti daily quotes Western diplomatic source as saying IDF struck targets in Qalamun Mountain region to prevent a plan that aimed to draw Israel into a war with Syria.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Deputy leader Naim Qassem says alleged Israeli strike is "an attempt to lay the foundation for a new equation in the framework of our struggle with them."
The defense establishment is being ultra-sensitive since an air strike on Sunday that killed 12 Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps senior operatives near Quneitra, Syria.
"We did not expect the outcome in terms of the stature of those killed - certainly not the Iranian general," Reuters quotes Israeli source as saying.
Hezbollah said that its six operatives were on an "inspection mission" in Quneitra when the Israeli strike occurred.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Jihad Mughniyeh was buried in Beirut alongside his father Imad Mughniyeh, who was assassinated in Damascus in 2008.
Syrian rebels release video of Quneitra area after IAF helicopters reportedly fired missiles at two armed vehicles.
Lebanese news portal el-Nashra reported that among those targeted in the strike was a senior Hezbollah commander.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Hezbollah media sources denied the reports and said that the explosions at the site resulted from explosives detonating in a warehouse.
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