Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed on Monday that Israel has taken action dozens of times beyond the northern border to prevent Hizbullah from obtaining ‘game-changing’ weaponry.”
Netanyahu’s comments came during a visit to the Golan Height to observe a large scale maneuver of reservists in the Paratroopers Battalion.
“We are proud that in the stormy and volatile Middle East, we were able to maintain relative calm and relative safety in Israel. We act when we should act, including here, across the border, in dozens of attacks, to prevent Hizbullah from getting game-changing weaponry,” the premier said. He praised the paratroopers and the IDF in general for helping to preserve normal life in Israel while “chaos” prevailed across the border in Syria.
Netanyahu said that Israel was acting on other fronts as well, “nearby and far away, but are doing it in an intelligent manner.” He ticked off the threats–from Islamic State and Hizbullah in the north, Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and the Islamic State and global Jihadists in Sinai.
Israel must be prepared to respond in case of attack, and “that is why you are here,” he told the soldiers.