Tel Aviv sent a letter to Damascus through the United
Nations, whereby it stressed that the Israeli shelling which covered the sky of
the occupied Syrian Golan Heights and the major military drills conducted by
the Israeli army for long hours are not an act of war and are not meant to
suddenly strike Syria.
In this context, Israel reassured that the operations
conducted in the Golan are defensive actions to repel any Syrian attack, noting
that the 39th anniversary of the October war is drawing near and Israel
wants to make sure that the surprise of the war will not happen again.
The Israeli reassurance did not convince the
residents of Israeli northern border towns, who expressed their fear towards
the intensive movement of Israeli military vehicles, and that of the crowds of
soldiers. The residents are also concerned that the Jewish holidays will be
cancelled for the army during this period.
context, the statements of the Brigadier General Hertzi Halevy increased their fears,
as he declared that his army is preparing for a third war against Lebanon and
he directly threatened Hezbollah and the Lebanese government that the next war
will bring havoc to Lebanon twice as July war has brought.
This as the Israeli army completed its show of
force to promote its maritime intelligence activity by introducing a new spying
plane which accompanies the warships in their intelligence activity aimed at
preventing any attack on Israeli maritime targets from taking place.
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