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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at IDF Navy Base in Haifa

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed that Israeli military forces did indeed attack Iranian positions in Syria.

Netanyahu said Tuesday IDF soldiers carried out another strike on Quneitra province from the Golan Heights. Syria’s state-run SANA news agency reported that Israeli tanks attacked a former, demolished hospital in Quneitra city, and an army observation post as well as a number of other positions.

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“We are operating every day, including yesterday, against Iran. All the time. Against Iran and against its attempt to entrench itself in the area,” he told reporters just before boarding the plane to attend the Middle East Peace and Security Conference in Warsaw.

The Syrian army said Monday’s strike caused only material damage but no casualties. However, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, at least four militia operatives were wounded in the attack.

Earlier in the day, prior to his departure, Netanyahu visited the Haifa navy base, where he was briefed on naval operations by GOC Navy Vice Admiral Eli Sharvit.

“The missiles that you see behind me can go very far, against any enemy, including Iran’s proxies in our region,” Netanyahu noted.

“We are constantly working according to our understanding and the need to prevent Iran and its proxies from entrenching on our northern border and in our region in general. We are doing everything necessary.”

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.