Netanyahu Says Iran Using Hizbullah to Make Golan '3rd Front' against Israel

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Iran is seeking to open a "third front" against Israel using Hizbullah fighters on the Syrian Golan Heights, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Netanyahu said Tehran's alleged attempts to entrench itself along Israel's borders was one of the biggest emerging security threats facing Tel Aviv.

"Alongside Iran's direct guidance of Hizbullah's actions in the north and Hamas' in the south, Iran is trying also to develop a third front on the Golan Heights via the thousands of Hizbullah fighters who are in southern Syria and over which Iran holds direct command," he said.

Speaking at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said his ministers were to be briefed on "the security challenges developing around us, first and foremost Iran's attempt to increase its foothold on Israel's borders even as it works to arm itself with nuclear weapons."

An Israeli air strike inside the Syrian-controlled sector of the Golan Heights on January 18 killed six members of Hizbullah, including a senior commander, as well as a general from Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards.

Hizbullah retaliated around a week later with a missile attack in the occupied Shebaa Farms that left two Israeli soldiers dead and seven others wounded. Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah later declared that his group “no longer recognizes any rules of engagement” in the conflict with Israel.

Netanyahu said that Tehran's ongoing "murderous terrorism" has "not prevented the international community from continuing to talk with Iran about a nuclear agreement that will allow it to build the industrial capacity to develop nuclear weapons."

World powers are trying to strike a deal with Iran that would prevent Tehran from developing a nuclear bomb in return for an easing of punishing international economic sanctions.

Israel has repeatedly warned that Iran's nuclear program has military objectives, a claim Tehran denies.

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Missing humble 22 February 2015, 18:06

Iran declared officially that their objective is to reach the Mediterranean waters.
They already possess the part of South Iraq and South Lebanon. To make the link they need the part in South Syria (Kuneitra - Deraa).
Does it ring the bell? Obvious : isn't it?
Remains one question: will Israel accept and Iran and Israel will become allies? Or will there be a war like we have never seen before?

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 12:21

"Iran declared officially that their objective is to reach the Mediterranean waters" lol where did you see that? still making up BS as you go?

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 13:35

true or not true you wouldn't mind your allegiance lies in tehran not beirut...

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 13:47

yes peace keep repeating that, until you find something relevant to say.

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 15:34

i just repeat what you say... your rage to always defend hezbollah and iran proves you would not mind to be under iranian rules...

so if their objective is what humble says you would never fight it but rather ease it!

Default-user-icon abu kassab (Guest) 25 February 2015, 17:29

When did Iran declare this "officially"? What bell does your claim ring? Please make me understand.

Thumb geha 22 February 2015, 18:06

war is coming fast.

Missing coolmec 22 February 2015, 18:49

I hope the war will not be on Lebanese territory. Hopefully it will be confined to Syria and Israel

Thumb megahabib 22 February 2015, 18:18

The the Zionists should maybe stop attacking Hezbollah and Syria?

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 12:23

It's in their genes, they can't help it. Plus HA and Syria are very annoying, preventing them from expanding north.. Ask any m14er, they'll tell you israel has the right to defend itself by attacking invading massacring and colonizing, because they're the most moral people of the world.

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 13:34

but you have no problem with syria invading massacring Lebanese... no problem with bashar massacring civilians... no problem with hezbollah that pledged allegiance to the islamic revolution but not to lebanon... you still defend them ma hek ya hypocrit?

the main difference between hypocrits like you and me is that for me israel AND syria and its hezbi dog are two enemies of Lebanon...

but it makes you brain bug to tell you that those against hezbollah can also be against israel... it does not fit your hypocrit fascist brain pattern... too complex for your simple mind to understand...

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 13:55

All you do all day is bark and rant and rehash your stale propaganda against hezbollah and syria, i never hear you say a word against israel, and you speak of hypocrisy? To the contrary, every time an israeli, an american, or a saudi comes and says something against hezbollah you jump right in like the good dog you are and add your voice to them, never question the propaganda they feed you, and repeat it like a parrot.
But yes, you're against israel, if you say so, and it's brave people like you who liberated this country with their pointless rants and hateful sermons, right?

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 14:00

And anyway, please enlighten my simple with your genius: if you're against israel, against syria and against hezbollah (that's about 33.5 million people out of the 35.5 who surround you), who are you with and how do you hope to win those three wars? Call daddy?

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 15:42

and to answer your idiot question : i am with the state of Lebanon and the army... that is all.

but you prefer a foreign militia to do the army's job rather than support it and ask for the disarmement of hezbollah and be it under the sole rule of the national army...

by the mere fact of supporting a militia outside state's rule proves how much you care about strenghtening this country... you just spit on it.
you will never accept hezbollah to obey the national army, but obeying iran is fine by you... see how "patriotic" you are? a pure hypocrit!

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 17:04

one: i am not obsessed with israel as you are barking day and night israel israel... they just bark as you do...
second: yes hezbollah obeys iran, like it or not... haven't they pledged allegiance to the islamic revolution of iran? YES...
have they said they have rejected that pledge since? NEVER...
so it makes your beloved iranian dogs under the orders of tehran... with your full support.
- funny all those in favor of a lebanese chiism , independent from iran have all been put aside in the party!
- funny how nasrallah is the leader FOR LIFE when before elections were held to nominate the leader...

Missing peace 23 February 2015, 17:05

good you think syria is an ally when they have been stealing Lebanon for decades, killed thousands of lebanese, erased lebanese villages, tortured your fellow citizens... an ally? and you forgive them? seems you have collaborated with them and no one from your family was ever tortured or killed by those you call "allies"!!!

israel does the same you bark... but syria? they have your blessing!

you d better revise the meaning of the word "ally"... and you believe that because they have withdrawn they are now friends of lebanon? you are soooo naive pityful hezbolahi...

Missing helicopter 22 February 2015, 19:21

The Alawites were allowed to rule Syria because they struck a deal that gave Israel the needed security along the Golan. Current events are no different, if Iran and HA were allowed to establish a zone that would be because somehow they gave Israel the guarantees it needs in exchange for something of course (like Iran's nuclear program).
Poor Lebanon.

Thumb Mystic 22 February 2015, 19:26

The Salafis/takfiris in Syria are the Israelis main supporters. Mainly Al Nusra (Al Qaeda offshoot) in Golan heights. Al Nusra being so close to Israeli lines, those zionists do not seem to care, even one bit.

Missing imagine_1979 22 February 2015, 19:41

Guess where was based khorasan isis group chief (Muhsin al-Fadhli)?.....

Missing imagine_1979 22 February 2015, 19:50

Hezbos are dragging us into shit because the illuminated senile guy thosands of km away qant to continu the battel of hussein... And u come talk of geopolitics with no clue so ever ecpet conspiracy theorie from al manar/sanna/mayadin.. And what ever nut source u have..
U are only supporting a fanatic secular group like any other fanatic retarded groups all over the region, really retard....

Missing imagine_1979 22 February 2015, 19:53

Sectarian group sory.. But that was obvious no??....

Thumb saturn 22 February 2015, 21:11

Israel this Zionist that! Don't you Arabs have bigger problems but still wear pink glasses with "Israel" on them? LOL.

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 12:25

No we don't, all our problems can be traced back to zionism and western imperialism. Once we get rid of israel all the other problems will be solved within weeks.

Thumb saturn 23 February 2015, 13:08

Now that gave me a good, hearty dose of LOL!

Thumb _mowaten_ 23 February 2015, 14:10

keep lolling, and hopefully you can lol all the way back to where you came from.