Benjamin Netanyahu Says Israeli Strike in Syria Aimed At Hezbollah

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot stands next to Maj. Gen Yoel Strick at the headquarters of the Northern Command in Tzfat

-Israeli missile interceptor will be operational soon, completing Israel's multi-layer defense system, a senior Israeli air force official said Monday.

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman threatened to destroy Syria's air defences "without compromise" if they were used again against Israeli planes.

Ambassador Gary Koren was called in by Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday after news about the strike emerged, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told the media on Monday, confirming earlier media reports. It was the latest in a string of attacks, Israeli military experts noted, intended as a message of warning directed at both the Iranian-backed Syrian regime and its Russian allies.

The latest Israeli attack was reported by the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which said that the strike targeted a auto travelling on a road between Damascus and Quneitra, a town in the Golan Heights near the border with Israel.

Warplanes hit several targets in Syria on Friday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying the strikes targeted weapons bound for Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement.

"David's Sling comes in precisely at the seam between the Arrow and Iron Dome and is created to intercept more advanced and complex missiles", said an officer from the battalion that operates the system.




Syria's air defence forces fired anti-aircraft missiles at the Israeli jets as they returned from the mission.

Israel and Syria are still technically at war, though the border had remained largely quiet for decades until 2011 when the Syrian conflict broke out.

"We are taking action to prevent the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hezbollah, and we will spare no effort to prevent that in the future".

The David's Sling gives the Israel Defense Forces "more capabilities and more effectiveness", he says, "but it's never enough". Hezbollah claims that the attacks by Israel were in defense of ISIS in the region. Israel estimates that Hezbollah has thousands of more reserve fighters than it did in 2006.

"That's something that Hezbollah would like to know too", he says with a laugh.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Beauty & the Beast' Breaks Record at Box Office
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:54
The company has already announced more remakes to come for classic animated films "Dumbo", " Mulan ", and "The Lion King". Yes, Dan Stevens was actually on set during the big dance scene in "Beauty and the Beast" - on stilts, no less.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:53
Young adults can remain on their parents' plans until they turn 26, but Obamacare's individual mandate would be gone. The uninsured rate for Americans under age 65 fell to a historic low of 10.3% for the first nine months of 2016.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Danny Jacobs brought it, but Gennady Golovkin too much in the end
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:53
Golovkin, a native of Kazakhstan, has knocked out 23 opponents in a row. "I think I won by two rounds minimum", Jacobs said. That meant Golovkin probably wouldn't weigh much more than 170 pounds for the fight. "I am like an animal for that fight".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Daesh commander of Mosul's Old City killed
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:52
We are taking out snipers hiding in the surrounding building, we are still pushing for the Iron Bridge", Brig. As many as 600,000 civilians are thought to still be in the Old City along with the militants.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yeah, that was a blown interference call against Gonzaga
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:50
While that was a daunting task in of itself, the Wildcats had to fight against something else - tournament officiating. Silver Sharpies made their way from player to player, each one signing his name on another's chosen artifact.

Michigan State vs. Kansas: NCAA Tournament blue bloods square off
Mar 20, 2017 - 00:48
The Cowboys owned the biggest lead, maintaining a seven-point advantage through several minutes midway through the period. The last time the teams met in the NCAA Tournament , the Spartans beat the Jayhawks 67-62 in 2009 to reach the Elite 8.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liverpool-Manchester City Preview
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:19
Manchester City have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 12 games in all competitions against Liverpool , shipping 23 in the process (W2 D4 L6).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Evening Standard names Osborne editor
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:18
He will reportedly start his new role at the capital's newspaper in mid-May, editing the paper an average of four days a week. The "gasps" occurred for many reasons, including the fact that Mr Osborne has no experience in journalism.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump slams media coverage of Merkel meeting
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:18
Only the United States and four other members now reach the alliance's benchmark of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence. Carmaker BMW's US plant exports "more cars than GM and Ford together" from the United States, Merkel said .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Syrian rebels, families begin leaving Homs district in deal with govt
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:16
U.S. officials said their planes struck an al-Qaeda gathering in northern Syria on Friday, killing dozens of militants. Al-Wair is home to an estimated 75,000 people and has been under siege by government forces since late 2013.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Drake Got A 'More Life' Flower Tattoo On His Arm
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:16
Spotify also tweeted the promo video for " More Life " from its official account, indicating it will be available there too. How do you plan on celebrating Saturday's release of Drake's hugely anticipated playlist, More Life? .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Somali Force, Pirates Exchange Gunfire
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:16
Though anti-piracy measures ended attacks on commercial vessels, fishing boats have continued to face attacks. Nur, the local elder, said that young fishermen including former pirates have hijacked the ship.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top School: Le'Veon Bell Not Allowed To Attend Prom With Steelers Fan
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:14
Seventeen-year-old Ava Tarantino reached out to Pittsburgh Steelers running back, Le'veon Bell on twitter. She is allowed to file a request to allow Bell to attend, Schuster said. "He's not her date", he said.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Villanova Wildcats vs Wisconsin Badgers
Mar 19, 2017 - 01:14
Even in defeat, the Hokies' basketball program is still trending upward under head coach Buzz Williams. "Our team doctor was here. After Wisconsin beat Villanova 65-62, Hayes credited Michael Jordan with inspiring the move that got him open for the shot.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Geno Smith plans to sign with the Giants
Mar 18, 2017 - 01:45
Johnson, who has spent time with nine different teams over nine seasons, was on the Giants a year ago as their third quarterback. Smith, 26, started one game for the Jets in place of Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2016 but tore the ACL in his right knee in that game.