Increased Tension at Northern Israeli Border
The IDF senior echelon holds discussions over possibility that Israel will
be forced to act to prevent the transfer of chemical weapons from Syria to
Amir Rapaport 27/1/2013
Tensions are increasing along the Israeli northern border, against the
backdrop of growing concerns that Syria will soon transfer chemical weapons
into the hands of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the possibility that Israel will
attempt to prevent such a transfer.
A special debate by the Israeli forum of nine (which consists of the top
nine ministers) was held last Tuesday, and it has now been learned that
there are various deliberations among the IDF senior echelon, including
officials from the IDF Northern Command, the Home Front Command, and the
Home Front Defense Ministry.
A short while ago, the IAF deployed an Iron Dome battery in the Haifa
region, directed towards Lebanon. A series of improvements was recently
introduced to the system batteries, allowing them to deal with heavier and
longer-ranged missiles and rockets.