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Netanyahu acknowledges Israel's airstrikes in Syria

By Rudaw 11/4/2016
Example of an SA-17 anti-aircraft missile system. AP Photo.
Example of an SA-17 anti-aircraft missile system. AP Photo.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged on Monday that his country has launched dozens of airstrikes into Syria in recent years.

"We are proud that in the stormy and volatile Middle East, we were able to maintain relative calm and relative safety in Israel. We act when we need to act, including here across the border, with dozens of strikes meant to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining game-changing weaponry," Netanyahu said while visiting Israeli soldiers on the Golan Heights according to The Jerusalem Post.

Since at least January 2013 Israeli airstrikes have struck mobile missile launchers Jerusalem does not want the Hezbollah militia to get its hands on since it would enable Hezbollah to undermine Israel's technology edge over it in the event of another war between the two.

Netanyahu's remark comes mere days after a journalist in the German Bild newspaper claimed that Hezbollah has successfully managed to acquire Russian-made SA-17 'Buk' anti-aircraft missiles.

Netanyahu also acknowledged last December that, "We operate in Syria from time to time to prevent it turning into another front against us. We act, of course, to prevent the transfer of deadly weaponry from Syria to Lebanon." 

Comments

 
queen of cyprus | 12/4/2016
So why does he have a problem with Palestinians air striking Israel?
I promote Truth | 12/4/2016
So Russia can allow Israel to target Hezbollah in Syria, while Russia won't allow Turkey to target Daesh, YPG and Assad Regime in Syria...
goondoo | 13/4/2016
because hezbollah shooting rockets to kill civilians, while Israel is destroying combatants, you idiot
kurt basar | 13/4/2016
Unfortunately they are bombing the dead & wrong country, they should bomb the Turkish terrorist state who are supporting their archenemies, the Hamas, ISIl, Al Qaeda & Muslim brotherhood terorists. The present Turkish regime and their Salafi Muslim supporters hate the Hebrews even more then the Iranians cruel Mullahs and the Mr. Netanyahu well aware of that. Question is, why the Jewish state should have any diplomatic relations with these Turkish thugs & state? who were collaborators of the Hitler during the second world war and presently made hating of the Hebrews their political stable.
Nahla not yours | 14/4/2016
they should bomb the land grabbing thugs in Nahla.

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