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“The northern front presents a paramount strategic challenge that necessitates the IDF and the rest of the security establishment to strengthen even further its readiness."
Hezbollah denied that Israel had carried out any raids on Syria’s borders. Other than to say it was “aware” of the reports, the IDF declined to comment.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Saudi Crown Prince agreed to work together to support the Lebanese government in exerting its power over all the Lebanese territories.
“Hezbollah declared its ranks in readiness for the past two days for fear of Israeli aggression on Lebanon."
"We are engaging with the governments of both Lebanon and Israel to ensure Lebanon’s southern border remains calm," Sec'y Tillerson said.
Lebanon's President Michel Aoun said his country was committed to preserving calm on its southern border with Israel.
“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."
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.
The exercise is being carried out amidst tensions with Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist organization.
"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 will discuss with him various regional developments, enhanced security coordination between the IDF and the Russian military forces in Syria."
“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 agreement to shore up bomb shelters and other civil defenses will require a sign-off from the Security Cabinet.
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.
Hezbollah's Nasrallah met with a Fatah official the day after a Palestinian Authority delegation met with Lebanese government officials in Beirut.
"The northern front presents a particularly complex combination of challenges, including the strengthening of Iran and its satellites... Russian involvement... and global jihad forces.”
Iranian investment in regional hegemony is coming at the expense of domestic survival say the nation’s citizens.
The pact, signed at the White House on December 12, entails full cooperation on dealing with Iran's nuclear activities, its missile program, its support for terror and other activities.
Subsequently Bassil’s office issued a statement saying the television station had deliberately distorted his comments through judicious editing.