Report: Syria and Hizbullah Won't Join the Fight If Israel Strikes Iran

(Times of Israel) The ability of Tehran's proxies to forcefully respond to an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities has dropped significantly in recent months, according to a Foreign Ministry paper presented to Israeli diplomats in Jerusalem this week. The deterioration of the regime in Syria and the subsequent weakening of Hizbullah in Lebanon have hurt their ability to join in any conflict, Maariv reported Thursday. The report said that in the event of a Hizbullah attack, Israel would likely invade Lebanon with massive ground forces, in an attempt to eradicate, once and for all, the threat on its northern frontier.

2013-01-03 00:00:00

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