PM Netanyahu: We will not allow Iran to establish a military base on our northern border

At the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, PM Netanyahu addressed the tensions in northern Israel amid reports that the Hezbollah terror group is preparing an attack.

“We are pursuing a consistent policy that we will not allow Iran to establish a military base on our northern border. Lebanon and Syria will bear responsibility for any attack that goes out of their territory against Israel.

“We will not allow them to undermine our security and we will not allow them to threaten our citizens; we will not tolerate harm to our forces. Together with the Defense Minister and Chief of Staff, I am conducting ongoing situation assessments. The IDF is prepared to respond to any threat,” PM Netanyahu said.

Last week, the IDF moved to a higher state of readiness to defend Israel’s northern border in preparation for Hezbollah’s response to the elimination of one of its terrorists in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Syria.

On Friday, Iran-backed terrorists fired toward and IDF drone over Syria, causing damage to a building and a car in the Druze Golan town of Majdal Shams. No one was hurt.

In response, Israeli combat helicopters fired at least two missiles toward an Assad position on the Syrian side of the northern Golan Heights.

According to Lebanese reports, there is currently a continued IAF drone and jets activity over Lebanon, including over Beirut.