Report: Israel Warns Syria to Stop Sending Arms to Hizbullah

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Israel is warning Syria to stop transferring advanced weapons to Hizbullah and hinted it is considering more air strikes to achieve this, the New York Times reported Thursday.

"Israel is determined to continue to prevent the transfer of advanced weapons to Hizbullah. The transfer of such weapons to the party will destabilize and endanger the entire region," an Israeli official told the paper.

"If Syrian President (Bashar) Assad reacts by attacking Israel, or tries to strike Israel through his terrorist proxies," the official said, "he will risk forfeiting his regime, for Israel will retaliate."

The official contacted the paper Wednesday. He declined to be identified, citing what he called the need to protect internal Israeli government deliberations.

Israel twice last week carried out air strikes near Damascus, attacks a senior Israeli source said were aimed at preventing the transfer of sophisticated weapons to Hizbullah, the Lebanese ally of Assad and Israel's arch-foe Iran.

The new Israeli warning to Syria via the Times came two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against any moves that would further destabilize the situation in Syria. He spoke after talks in Moscow with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu had been expected to warn Putin against delivering advanced S-300 missiles to Syria which would severely complicate any future air attacks against the Assad regime.

Netanyahu in his public comments did not indicate whether he succeeded in convincing Putin to halt arms supplies to Syria or whether the two leaders reached any firm agreements.

Comments 12
Missing la77am 16 May 2013, 15:37

waleed, min temmak la beb el sama... but what's different now is that Hezb doesn't have the same lines to restock their weapons... this is a big game changer this time around, and i would rather we not find out what the outcome is...

Thumb ado.australia 16 May 2013, 16:05

Not the last 10 years, but 60 years. Occupiers and oppressors will always be resisted! Whether it will take another 20 years or 200 years, history teaches us that they will either be destroyed or if sanity prevails, Israel will stop being a racist, fascist country and through international and secular non Zionist, Jewish pressure, they will relent and search for true inclusive peace on the same scale as south Africa's transition from Apartied.

As for Syria transferring weapons to hezballah, nothing has changed and every weapon is needed by the Syria government... So why would they transfer them? This threat is just another in their long history of threats to attack Lebanon and side with the fsa. If Russia does choose to provide Syria with s-300 missiles than it will be nothing more than empty threats!

Thumb benzona 16 May 2013, 21:11

Aren't you a settler in Australia? Living at the expense of the aborigines... Hej ti7kè ba2a.

Missing peace 16 May 2013, 21:22

good point benzona, knowing what australians did to the aborigenes , nothing to envy israel for!

Missing peace 16 May 2013, 21:22

good point benzona, knowing what australians did to the aborigenes , nothing to envy israel for!

Thumb bigsami 16 May 2013, 16:08

Enough with the warnings.....blast away and send them both to hell!

Thumb ado.australia 16 May 2013, 16:46

Isn't that the joke? Someone questioned God why he chose to bless the people ofLebanon with such a beautiful and wonderfull country? And God replied, wait to you see the neighbours I've given them.

Missing peace 16 May 2013, 16:52

and the politicians i ve sent them!

Thumb bigsami 16 May 2013, 17:26

Phoenix sorry but enough with all this BS about Israel. Get over and every other Arab. Yes I totally agree with everyone that the way Israel came about was WRONG and despicable but the fact remains is that IT OS WHAT IT IS and move on. Living in the past will not help you to move forward. And this is the exact problems w/ regressed Arabs...they live in the past while the world moves forward and prospers laughing at them. The problem no doubt is with the crooked leaders which is not abnormal with most all countries....USA/UK/EU/Israel/Lebanon/etc. At this point of time, Israel has NOT been a threat to Lebanon! The latter.....Syria and HA have been!

Thumb benzona 16 May 2013, 21:14

The UAE are the perfect example to follow! No brilliant past, but promising future.

Thumb primesuspect 17 May 2013, 02:43

god bless your wisdom bigsami

Missing samiam 16 May 2013, 17:31

syria will retaliate if israel strikes

at least they like to say that....