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Israel's Defense Ministry underlined Israel's view that the Iranian presence should be entirely eradicated from Syria, not only militarily.
"I believe we would be able to get our residents quickly and safely into shelters. But I don’t know what would happen after a day or two."
"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."
“This is not the first time that we have warned you of Iran’s dangerous actions that undermine the situation in our region."
Ben Gurion International Airport is considered a prime military target.
PM Netanyahu and Pres. Trump are slated to meet Monday; they're expected to discuss Iran’s presence on Israel’s northern border, and the looming deadline for Trump’s approval or cancellation of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran.
Shin Bet director Nadav Argaman told cabinet ministers that Hamas is setting up a base across Israel’s northern border with assistance from Iran.
The nearest Russian military post is just 8 miles from the disengagement zone of the Israeli and Syrian forces.
The goal is to help the local population in Syria, says IDF Chief of General Staff, Lt.Gen. Gadi Eisenkot.
“Israel maintains a policy of non-involvement in the Syrian civil war. However, we will not tolerate any breach of Israel’s sovereignty. "
Israel's military continues to insist the mortar was an "errant projectile" and the "result of Syrian internal fighting."
“During my speech, shells from the Syrian side landed in our territory, and the IDF has already struck back."
It took less than an hour for Israeli Defense Forces to retaliate against the Syrian military position that fired the mortar.
Israeli farmers are still permitted to work their fields in the area, but are warned not to approach the border fence.
Tensions between Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorist organization have been rising for some time.
“The errant projectiles are a result of the internal fighting in Syria,” the IDF said.
The identification of the crossing came only after the individual touched the security fence, apparently setting off alarms.
The incident carries broader regional implications, due to the fact that Iran is using armed drones in a military theater along Israel's borders.
"All of you must have thought of leaving at one point," Haley said to the parents. "I mean ... what do you tell your kids?"
"The North has experienced 11 years of quiet that are unheard of since the creation of the State of Israel."
US Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to visit the Old City of Jerusalem during her visit to Israel.