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IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot

IDF Chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot said on Sunday night the Hezbollah keeps trying to arm itself with more accurate and deadly weapons, in order to hit Israeli civilian centers, Israel radio reported Monday morning.

Speaking at a ceremony marking the commission of a new chief of the northern front, Eizenkot said the IDF would persist in preventing weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Yadlin, the former head of Military Intelligence, told Israel Radio that the Arrow missile that was shot at a Syrian anti-aircraft missile during the IAF attack Friday morning “did a good job – considering it was its first mission.”

Yadlin explained that the IDF felt it had to acknowledge that the Arrow had been used due to the alarm sirens that were triggered around the country. The IDF public admission was the first in five years during which IAF aircraft have been regularly attacking arms convoys on their way from Syria to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

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