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August 17, 2015 12:43 pm

Iran Behind All Recent Attacks in Golan Heights Region, IDF Officer Says

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Code red sirens sounded in the Golan Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An IDF Command officer said Iran is behind all Golan Heights attacks since December 2013. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. – All attacks in the Golan Heights region since December 2013 “have been carried out with Iranian direction,” a senior Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Northern Command officer told reporters on Sunday.

According to the officer, who remained anonymous, several hundred Hezbollah terrorist operatives are currently active on the Syrian side of the Israeli border in the Golan Heights. The officer also said Iran was responsible for the planting of an explosive device on the Israel-Syria border in April.

Terrorist operatives in the border area have received “clear guidance” from Iran to carry out attacks, the officer said. One terrorist cell operating in the area is led by Samir Kuntar, the Lebanese Druze terrorist who was released from Israeli prison in 2008 as part of a swap deal with Hezbollah. Kuntar has recruited local Syrians to join the ranks of his cell.

“Iran sends advisers [to the area] and provides money, weapons, and training [to terrorists operating there],” the officer said, Israel Hayom reported.

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  • zadimel

    The IDF ought to seize some of these “advisers,” place them on trial, and if convicted of war crimes, incarcerate them. Such acts by Israel might showcase the activities of Iran, and put pressure on these terrorists to stop their activities. But, then, these people could care less regarding the safety of the Jewish State. They are more interested in its annihilation than annoying it. Perhaps, upon conviction, these terrorists could receive the same sentence as Eichmann for such war crimes.