BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The outgoing Chief-of-Staff for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) Gadi Eisenkot told the New York Times last week that Israel had been operating “under a certain threshold until two-and-a-half years ago”.
“We struck thousands of targets without claiming responsibility or asking for credit”, Eisenkot told the publication.
Eisenkot reportedly said that Israel’s actions are justified and that neither Damascus nor Tehran can do anything about it.
“We have complete intelligence superiority in this area. We enjoy complete aerial superiority. We have strong deterrence and we have the justification to act”, the IDF chief said.
Furthermore, the outgoing IDF chief told the newspaper that Israel currently maintains complete air superiority over Syria, adding that they can impose their will on Damascus.
Since it was announced that he would be retiring from his role as IDF chief, Eisenkot has been conducting a number of interviews about his time as a leader of the military.