Israel: We Will Hold Damascus Accountable If Hizbullah Attacks

[Reuters] Adam Entous and Dan Williams - Israel recently conveyed a warning to Syria through a European third party that it would hold Damascus accountable if Lebanese Hizbullah launched attacks on the Jewish state, Israeli and European sources said on Friday. A European source familiar with the matter said the message conveyed to Damascus said Syria could be targeted by Israel even if Hizbullah's attack emanated from Lebanese soil. The sources said the message was conveyed in February following the killing of top Hizbullah commander Imad Moughniyah in Damascus. An Israeli source said: "Syria has to understand there is a price for its use of proxy terrorism, especially as Damascus is itself a proxy - the long arm of Iran."

2008-03-17 01:00:00

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