“Maneuvers have focused on ways to breach electronic sensors, surveillance cameras and the harmonization between ground advancement and the use of unmanned drones."
The man was sent by Hezbollah, who were apparently impressed by his successful infiltration last year.
“Hezbollah and Iran are trying to entrench themselves in the area ... [But we] sent a clear message to our enemies; we’re determined to defend our sovereignty and respond with force and wisdom to any threat.”
"Iran's calculated escalation of threat and its ambition to project its power and dominance, places all the people of the region -- from Yemen to Lebanon -- at risk."
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"I have been warning for some time about the dangers of Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria. Iran seeks to use Syrian territory to attack Israel for its professed goal of destroying Israel."
Later, also in response to the intercepted Iranian drone, Israeli Air Force aircraft struck three aerial defense batteries and four other Iranian targets in Syria.
Lebanon and Hezbollah don't want to be blocked by an Israeli security wall, and claim land south of the Blue Line is Lebanese territory.
Le Drian walked on eggshells regarding Turkey's offensive against the Kurdish militia in northern Syria, because of the arrest of "a few hundred " French-national jihadists who had been captured by the Kurds.
"The new drone is able to conduct different reconnaissance, patrolling and combat missions in distant areas and "enjoys high flight endurance."
"If people in Tel Aviv are in bomb shelters, then they will also be in shelters in Beirut. This has to be clear to the other side."
“I made it clear to [President Putin] that we will not agree to either one of these developments and will act according to need."
"I will discuss with him various regional developments, enhanced security coordination between the IDF and the Russian military forces in Syria."
Noting that the 12 years that passed since the second Lebanon war have been relatively stable, Manelis suggested this was the result of the lasting memory of the punishment inflicted on Lebanon for Hezbollah's attacking Israel.
“The coalition forces that are in that area have an inherent right to defend themselves and will do so if necessary.”
“We are releasing this classified information because it is vital for the world to understand that if we turn a blind eye in Syria, the Iranian threat will only grow.”
“The Islamic Resistance backs the Lebanese government and army, and the Zionists must take Lebanon’s warning seriously,” Nasrallah said.
“We stand shoulder to shoulder with you in Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” Pence said.
“They will be tried in absentia for a terrorist attack and manslaughter of several people as well as for a range of other crimes."
According to the reports, the attack hit weapons warehouses belonging to Hezbollah. The targeted structures were damaged.
The Iranians, who command both the Syrian army units and Iran's proxy Hezbollah, have been pushing these forces relentlessly to the southern border with Israel.
Al-Alami is known as the long-time Hamas envoy to the Iranian government and has close ties to Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah.
The U.S. Treasury has imposed sanctions on five Iranian companies alleged to be working on Iran's ballistic missile program.
Hezbollah's Nasrallah met with a Fatah official the day after a Palestinian Authority delegation met with Lebanese government officials in Beirut.
"We can't ignore the fact that Hezbollah, the Shiite militias and Iran perceive themselves on the winning side in Syria, together with Bashar Assad, and share his desire to return to the Golan Heights."
The IDF decided not to place launchers on the gas rigs themselves for safety reasons, fearing that fire would erupt on the platform during the launching of interceptor missiles.