Sources: Israeli preparedness on the borders with Syria and Lebanon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Israeli army put its forces in the “alert” in the north of the Jewish state, along the border with Syria and Lebanon, according to Israeli sources confirmed Saturday, amid rising tensions witnessed in the region, following the government’s announcement of Syrian been a military research centers, near Damascus, an aerial bombardment by Israeli warplanes Wednesday.
The Israeli radio reported that the Northern Command conducts assessments of the situation on the border with Syria and Lebanon, and pointed out that it has not yet made any special instructions for the residents of border areas.
The Hebrew radio quoted security sources as saying that the army “may be forced” to respond to any attempt to transfer weapons from Syria to “Hezbollah” in Lebanon, would “constitute a violation of the balance of power in the region.”
As reported Radio “Voice of Israel” on its website, that “the IDF and the security services put on alert, in the light of regional tension resulting from what deployment on a raid fighter air force in Syria, and the subsequent threats issued by Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah Hezbollah in Lebanon. ”
He reported that a battery was erected ” Patriot “third system” Iron Dome “, in the region of the” Marj pointing out that there are growing fears of” the likelihood of the hostile parties, to do retaliatory attacks against Israeli targets abroad. ”
Furthermore, according to Lebanese security sources that Israeli aircraft carried out several ” mock raids “Throughout last night, in the atmosphere of southern Lebanon, also increased the frequency of movements mechanisms and military elements in the border areas opposite the Blue Line.
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Israel is said to be considering further attacks in Syria and Lebanon following the air strikes on a weapons convoy this week, and on Friday claimed “the entire axis of evil is coming apart”.
Officials said that the risks of military action to prevent Hizbollah getting sophisticated weapons outweighed the threats of a response from either Syria or Iran.
Turkey will not tolerate and silently watch Israeli attacks on any Muslim country, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday, Zaman newspaper reported.
Minister criticized the inaction of Syrian authorities in connection with Israeli attacks on the country’s territory.
“The Syrian regime that bombs and fires upon its civilians over the period of 22 months, for some reason does not respond to an Israeli attack on Syria.
Maybe, there is some secret agreement between Israel and the Assad regime?” Davutoglu said.
The minister said that President Assad is using Israeli attack to present himself as “a victim” and receive help from Muslim countries.
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