Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted Monday for the first time that Israel has carried out strikes inside Syria to prevent Hizbullah from acquiring what he described as “game-changing” weapons.
“We are proud that in the stormy and volatile Middle East, we were able to maintain relative calm and relative safety in Israel. We act when we should act, including here, across the border, in dozens of attacks, to prevent Hizbullah from getting game-changing weaponry,” said Netanyahu during a visit to Syria's occupied Golan Heights where he observed a military drill.
Netanyahu said that Israel was acting on other fronts as well, “nearby and far away, but is doing it in an intelligent manner.”
He said Israel is facing the Islamic State jihadist group and Hizbullah in the north, Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza, and IS and global jihadists in Egypt's Sinai.