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Senior Israeli Security Official: Assad Is in Control of Syria’s Weapons Systems

Major General Gilad says that the Syrian president controls his country's weapons systems.

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Major General Amos Gilad

Major General Amos Gilad



Head of the Defense Ministry’s political and defense center Major General Amos Gilad says the Syrian President is acting responsibly with regard to Israel and understands the power he faces south of his border.

In an interview on Reshet Bet, Gilad stressed that Israel is not working deliberately against the regime of Bashar Assad, and that the reported IDF attacks in Syria are only motivated by “a desire and an obligation to defend ourselves.”

He says Syria is a violent entity armed with many weapons, parts of which have been demolished. He says Iran is a destructive factor in the Middle East, bent on getting nuclear weapons and supporting terrorist organizations, as well as engaging directly in terrorism around the world.

Yori Yanover

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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