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March 13, 2019 4:06 pm

Netanyahu to Iran and Hezbollah: Israel Knows What You Are Doing on Golan

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IDF soldiers look on toward people standing next to the Israel-Syria border fence on the Golan Heights, July 17, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Ronen Zvulun.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning to Iran and Hezbollah on Wednesday, following the publication of new information on their activities on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights.

According to the IDF, Hezbollah operative Ali Mussa Daqduq — who was previously imprisoned in Iraq for a 2007 attack in which five US soldiers were killed — is in charge of a unit that has been scouting Israeli targets in the Golan border area.

“I have a clear message for Iran and for Hezbollah,” Netanyahu said on Wednesday. “Israel knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you’re doing it. What we’ve uncovered today is just the tip of the iceberg. We know a lot more.”

“Israel will continue to do all that’s necessary to defend itself,” the prime minister added. “We will continue to use all means, overt and covert, to block Iran’s effort to use Syria, Lebanon and Gaza as forward bases for attacking Israel.”

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Iran and Hezbollah — the Lebanon-based Shi’a proxy of the Tehran regime — have both deployed forces in Syria in recent years to bolster their ally, the Assad regime, in the civil war there.

The IDF has acted numerous times to thwart Iran’s ambitions in Syria — including the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah.

An IDF spokesperson said on Wednesday, “We’re not going to allow Hezbollah to establish a terror infrastructure on the Golan capable of striking Israeli civilians.”

“Anybody who cares about regional stability should be concerned by the fact that Hezbollah is trying to build a terror network on our doorstep,” the spokesperson stated.

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