“It’s clear that Iran is behind all of the terror attacks here [in the Golan] in the past two years,” the officer was quoted by Haaretz as saying. “The Iranians are using the border – they establish units – whether it’s [Imad] Mughniyeh, [Samir] Kuntar, and more – to carry out [the attacks].”
The officer added that the Iranian regime was transferring funds, providing training and sending advisers to Syria to help the Islamist group Hezbollah.
In January, Iranian Revolutionary Guard General Mohammed Allah Dadi was killed with Jihad Moughniyeh, Hezbollah commander and the son of the group’s late military leader Imad Moughniyeh, in an alleged Israeli air strike on a Hezbollah convoy near the Israeli Golan Heights border.
At the time, Iran ratcheted up its threats against Israel, warning that “Zionists” would suffer “devastating thunderbolts” following the death of Dadi.
Western intelligence sources meanwhile said Mughniyeh and his unit were planning to perpetrate an attack on Israel using rockets, bombs, and anti-tank missiles.
Since the beginning of the bloody civil war in 2011, Israel is reported to have attacked Syrian military bases on a number of occasions, including raids reportedly targeting Iranian rockets bound for Hezbollah.
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