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Official Says Israel Won’t Relent In Its Effort to Push Iran ‎Away From Its Borders ‎

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View of a camp of Syrian refugees near the Syrian-Israeli border, as seen from the Israeli side of the border on July 2, 2018. Photo: Flash90. – Israel will not relent on its effort to push Iran ‎away from its borders, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ‎Netanyahu has “made the struggle against the Iranian ‎military’s entrenchments in Syria a top priority,” a ‎senior Jerusalem source said on Tuesday.‎

The remarks followed reports that Iran and Syria ‎have signed a deal for military ‎cooperation as part ‎of which the Islamic republic ‎has pledged to rebuild ‎the Syrian army, which has ‎been severely depleted by ‎the seven-year civil war.‎

The official said the Israel Defense Forces ‎‎“will continue to act with full determination ‎against attempts by Iran to transfer military forces ‎and weapons systems to Syria.‎”

‎He added, “Diplomatically, we will continue with our effort to ‎‎[have the international community] exert pressure on ‎the Iranian regime, as we have seen it take its ‎toll.” ‎

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