Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “The reality around us is changing and it is explosive, and we must prepare accordingly… We must have the will to break the enemy and instill within it – at the moment of truth – the fear of death,” he said.
Ya’alon warned that Israel wouldn’t tolerate a violation of its sovereignty or harm inflicted on IDF soldiers or Israeli civilians, either on the northern border or from the Gaza Strip. “It’s important to clarify to all who are on the other side of the border, and who are planning to harm us in one way or another, that we are ready and determined to act with full force,” Ya’alon said.
France’s Former Foreign Minister, Roland Dumas, has stated in a televised program on LCP that UK government officials had told him about preparations for war in Syria two years prior to the start of the 2011 protests and conflict. The reason given for this war is the Syrian government’s anti-Israel stance that made Syria a target for Western-backed regime change.