On Friday, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) allegedly struck an Iranian base in Syria. JNS' Adam Abrams reports that while Israel will not confirm the airstrike, PM Netanyahu reiterated the position that Israel will not allow Iran to encroach across Israeli borders:
Israel, Iran and Syria have remained silent following reports in Arab media of an alleged Israeli strike Friday night on an Iranian military base in Syria that reportedly killed 12 Iranian military personnel.
“We do not confirm information from foreign sources,” the IDF told JNS.org.
Although he also did not confirm the alleged strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday night reiterated Israel’s oft-stated position that the Jewish state will not allow Iran to maintain a military presence in Syria.
“We will not allow a regime hell-bent on the annihilation of the Jewish state to acquire nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said. “We will not allow that regime to entrench itself militarily in Syria, as it seeks to do, for the express purpose of eradicating our state...”