Sending a Signal to Syria

(Israel Hayom) Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror - The Israeli air attack on the Syrian weapons research and production plant in Hama province on Thursday marks a certain shift in Israel's policy. If Israel had previously focused on halting Iranian and Syrian weapons shipments to Hizbullah, now Syrian weapon production sites may be targeted. According to foreign sources, decision-makers apparently understood that if Israel does not act now, Hizbullah and other terrorist groups may get their hands on advanced weapons systems that would drastically improve their capabilities and threaten Israel. There is no doubt that this sole bombing will not halt Iran's efforts to tighten its grip on Syria, but it makes it clear that Israel enjoys freedom of action in striking Syrian targets. The writer is former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and former Head of Israel's National Security Council.

2017-09-11 00:00:00

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