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BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The commander of the Israeli Defense Forces’ (IDF) Northern Command, General Yoel Strick, sat down for an interview with Ynet News this week to discuss the situations in Lebanon and Syria.

The IDF commander said if Hezbollah launched any cross-border attacks in Israel that his forces would make Lebanon pay dearly.

He said it would be a mistake to think that Lebanon would be spared in a war between Hezbollah and the Israeli Defense Forces.

The commander of the IDF’s Northern Command was then asked about Hezbollah’s tunnels near the Israeli border.

Strick said that he is not sure if they are all destroyed, but hopes they will not be able to replicate them.

”In my profession, there is no certainty, so I will say as far as I am aware – with the means available to us I can say with a high degree of confidence that the threat from attack tunnels has been removed. Can they be developed again? I hope not,” Strick said.

In regards to Syria, the IDF general vowed to destroy the Syrian military’s S-300 systems if they were used on an Israeli warplane.

“We will introduce advanced weapons systems into the area but Israel has an excellent air force. I will not go into detail of our options, but if the Syrians employ Russian S-300s against our planes, and we take them out, it will be seen as a legitimate move on our part. I see that happening though I hope we don’t get to that. But if our freedom of movement is threatened we will remove the threat. We know how to do that,” he added.

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Syria has yet to use their S-300s in combat, despite the fact Israel has bombed their military installations several times since they acquired this Russian missile system.

 

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This cowards thugs are telling other country not to attack their plane if we attack you. They think they are the best. This Zionist thugs can use other country Airspace without permission and attack you for them is Freedom. this scumbags will die and no one will remember even their devil god also never remember them.

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1.) They’re NOT attacking Syrian militaries! Only HELLbollox and IRGC. 2.) I don’t get your logics : being “martyred” while doing jihad is the only way for mussies to be sure to go to their Allah ibn-Sheitan heaven yer schizo Muhammad al-Shirk promised them. Death is only tragic for the kuffar since they all go to al-Jahimi, not for the proud soldiers of Allah ibn-Sheitan AKA Hubal AKA Ba’al AKA Baal-Zebub. 3.) So you should rejoice of the Zionists actions : they’re really nice people, always willing to help you to meet your Allah ibn-Sheitan. 4.) Seems now they managed… Read more »

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@Daeshbags-Sux, they are trespassing into Syria. Hisbolla and others are there because the US, Israel’s main ally started an oil and pipeline war in Syria. UNSC res 242 from 67 demands: (ii) Termination of all claims or states of belligerency and respect for and acknowledgment of the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of every State in the area and their right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries free from threats or acts of force;

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@Daeshbags-Sux, Israel must stop all aggressive incursions of all armed forces because Syria formally accepted UNSC res. 338, the cease-fire at the end of the Yom Kippur War (in 1973), which embraced/includes UNSC res 242.

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DAVID

Sir, you have a mistake, Syria is not allowed to give a basis to the Iranian state that says, we will destroy Israel.

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Ilya Ilyayev

Even for many Russians, Putin’s close ties with Nethanyahu and remaining silent about regular Zionist airstrikes into Syria is quite baffling. The Zionists are operating from Lebanese airspace and their flight path is known to the Russian military radar stations and AWACS in Syria and yet Russia does not provide its “ally” Syria with real time information about Zionist impending attacks. It is also amazing that the S-300 have never been used to protect Syrian or Lebanese airspace, despite their adequate range to cover all of Occupied Palestine and Zionist air bases.

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Ehhhh?
The missiles are meant to be used against hostile enemy aircraft. The Israelis are already attacking other older systems of the Syrians. They haven’t attacked the S-300s yet because they are a little unsure about them and there may be Russians technicians training the Syrian military. No one expects the Israelis to leave those S-300s alone if they could destroy them. You’d be stupid to believe that.
My advice to the Syrians. Use them or lose them. You have a sure shot on enemy aircraft, use whatever you can on the [email protected]

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Sure shot?
Think u r very wrong. An over valued feeling not a reality.

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S 200s are enough to shoot down f 35s

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Russia and Israel have their agreement not to interfere militarily, the s-300 battery is there to protect Russian troops not against Israel operations. Don’t be mistaken that s- 300 will be used against IDF until handled to Syrian forces

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Syrians also waiting for this moments, after that , this S300 may be replaced with S400 by Russia

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez

Is the S/300 system intended to destroy pelikans on fly ? Maybe, IDF thinks that that must be the goal. Well, both countries Israel and Syria are really a deception, one for being overlooking any international law, and the other to be so stu….

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The S 300 was provided by Shoigu to Syria after the IL20 in open revolt against Putin. Alas, Putin and his oligarch are again in control and does not allow the use of the S300 against his best friend Bibi.

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Syria can do nothing–it’s S-300s are just useless, beautiful toys.

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Love to Israel

s**t-300 only works on paper not in real life

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notonato

Death to Israel

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The system is man made and not indestructible….the Russians know really well that it’s ago is out stake if the system gets destroyed by IDF….

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Blaise

I don’t agree with that…it works. The point is that they know whom to use it against.