Netanyahu Admits to Shelling Syria, Vows to Do ‘Whatever is Needed’ Against Iran

Middle East

On Monday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported that Israeli tank shells had hit a demolished hospital and an observation post in Quneitra province in southern Syria near the border with israel and that no one was hurt in the shelling.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed on Tuesday the israel Defence Forces (IDF)’s strike on Syrian territory, saying that Israeli forces “operate every day, including yesterday, against Iran and its attempts to entrench itself in the region”.

Iran is issuing threats against us. On the fortieth anniversary of their revolution, they threatened to destroy Tel Aviv and Haifa. I said that they won’t succeed and if they try, it will be the last anniversary they celebrate,” Netanyahu noted, in a nod to the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Netanyahu Says Israel to Continue Withstanding ‘Iran’s Aggression’ in Syria

He said that the IDF does “whatever is necessary”, as they are constantly operating according to Israel’s “assessments and needs” to prevent Iran and its allies from forming bases near Israel’s northern border or “in our area at all”.

The IDF is “operating through a lot of different means and elements against their [Tehran and its allies’] attempts to arm up on nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles and entrench themselves in Syria”, Netanyahu stressed.

Separately, he pointed to Israel’s “very good” relations with all Middle Eastern countries “except…

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