Netanyahu Warns of Iran-Hezbollah ‘Northern Arc’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu listening to a military briefing on the northern border in the Golan Heights on Tuesday. (Kobi Gideon / GPO)

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made a tour of the IDF Northern Command on the Golan Heights on Tuesday, where he warned that Iran is seeking to replace Islamic State in Syria in order to form a new front against Israel.

“The situation here is changing rapidly, IS is in retreat, but Iran is seeking to fill the void,” he said during a tour with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot. “Iran, together with Hezbollah, are creating a northern arc here, with the help of precision weapons.

“We are dealing with these new threats to the State of Israel. We are paying close attention to a range of threats to the State of Israel,” he added.