Iran, Hezbollah, Israel: the spiral of revenge and responses

Syria reported at the time that five people were killed in the Syrian Golan Heights, when a convoy of three vehicles traveling towards the Druze village of Khader, were attacked from the air. According to a report by the Syrian Observatory For Human Rights, two Hezbollah members and three Druze people were killed in the attack. All of them were members of the “Syrian opposition” militia, led by Druze murderer Samir Kuntar. The Druze were from Khader village and the Syrian organization, usually reliable, attributed the attack to an Israeli drone that launched missiles which completely destroyed one vehicle traveling in a convoy, and caused damage to two other vehicles.


The Syrian news agency claimed that Kuntar was the target of an assassination attempt in the Golan, but he was not killed because he was not in the convoy, but five of his men were, with whom he planned to carry out attacks in Israel.


According to Syrian and foreign officials the operation was intended to prevent the same attacks that Iran is responsible for. The network headed by Kuntar (the murderer of the Haran family of Naharia in the 70s who was released in prisoner exchange deal) and Mustafa Mughniyeh (son of terrorist commander Imad Mughniyeh who was assassinated in Damascus) has already made several attempts to attack the Golan Heights under the command of Hezbollah and the Iranians.


Thursday’s firing into Israeli territory corresponded with the policy of the sponsorship of Iran that has been in place for a year – to respond to all that they perceive as an attack initiated by Israel. Whether it is high-quality preventive arms smuggling to Hezbollah from Syria and Iran, by bombing weapons convoys, or whether it’s thwarting the intention of carrying out cross-border attacks in the Golan Heights or the Upper Galilee.


According to Iran’s new policy, the Golan Heights and Lebanon are a united front that Hezbollah fighters are dealing with against Israel. In January this year, members of Hezbollah fired anti-tank missiles at Israeli forces in Har Dov and killed two IDF soldiers in retaliation for the assassination of senior Hezbollah commanders, in Iran and the Syrian army, that advanced in the Syrian Golan Heights during preparations for terrorist attacks against Israel. The attack was attributed to the Air Force.


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