Israel pledges response to any attack in Golan Heights: report
Israeli soldiers stand in an abandoned military outpost overlooking the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. (AFP/File)
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Israel has reportedly pledged to respond to any Hezbollah attack from Syria’s Golan Heights even if in the disputed border area of Shebaa Farms, local daily Al-Liwaa said Tuesday.
The report, citing Western diplomatic sources, quoted high-ranking Israeli officials as saying that Iran was looking to ramp up hostilities with Israel in the Golan Heights.
It said the latest violence in the Golan Heights was “directly link” with regional issues, particularly with the ongoing nuclear talks, which Israel strongly opposes.
Al-Liwaa said that Lebanese officials have been alerted about Israel’s willingness to heat up the situation along its border with Lebanon in the next few weeks, after the formation of the Israeli government, which is expected to be headed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israeli officials said Hezbollah should bear responsibility for any hostile action against their troops or Jewish settlements in the Golan Heights.
The report warned that the Israeli army would respond to Hezbollah attacks even inside the Israeli-occupied Shebaa Farms area.
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