The Israeli military has reportedly drawn its “red lines” for the ongoing fighting between the Syrian government and militants along its northern border, ruling out a direct clash with pro-Assad forces and claiming that they alone must take over the conflict zone.

According to Haaretz, Israeli defense officials said they did not expect a direct confrontation between the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Syrian Army in the wake of a pro-government offensive against the al-Nusra Front and Daesh* terrorist groups in southwestern Syria near the border with Israel.

According to Israeli officials cited by the media outlet, pro-Assad forces must be the only ones to enter the conflict zone near Israel’s de facto northern border and take control over it when the strife is over, while Tel Aviv does not intend to allow other forces and armed groups to take over the area or join the Syrian army.

In a meeting between senior defense officials, Israel addressed an array of scenarios it would not tolerate from the Syrian troops or other forces in the area, the report says.

The general line, Haaretz notes, is that there will be no compromises when it comes to maintaining the 1974 agreement, which provided for a buffer zone between the two countries, kept free of military forces and heavy weapons.

Israel is also keeping a close eye on the situation in the area, to verify which forces are affiliated with President Bashar al-Assad.

The report comes shortly after the IDF were put on high alert in the disputed Golan Heights, preparing for potential side-effects from the strife near the country’s northern border.

The move was made following the Syrian army’s advances against insurgents during the ongoing aerial and ground-based anti-terrorist offensive the local government has launched in the territories near the border with Jordan and Israel. Tens of thousands of civilians living in the conflict zone began to flee towards the Israeli-held Golan Heights as the government forces pushed deeper into the area.

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In response to a massive influx of Syrian asylum-seekers in Israel’s north, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed that although Tel Aviv wouldn’t take in refugees, it was ready to provide humanitarian aid.

Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights has been condemned by the international community, with the UN recognizing the Golan Heights as occupied Syrian territory.

In 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that Tel Aviv would never return the Golan Heights to Damascus; the territory was annexed by Israel in 1981 after their seizure from Syria during the 1967 Six-Day War.

The Golan Heights buffer zone was created in line with the 1974 disengagement agreement which followed the 1973 Yom Kippur war, in which Syria failed to retake the disputed area.

 

 

Sources: Sputnik, Haaretz

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3,2,1,0 waiting for a long a boring post full of lies by k**e troll resident Daeshbag to arrive and pollute this site once again

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It’s always better to pi$$-off some morons than to be a brainless human-trash like the est338lapua dÿke troll

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hilarious ,so the k**es now want to have a say inside Syria further in from their already stolen Golan and claim Syria is breaching the 1974 agreement for fighting terrorists on the Syrian Side of line B, Ahmadinejad was so right, wiping the ghetto state is the only solution.

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Ahmadinejad didn’t say that in those words. The Zionist media report was a mistranslation of what he actually said.

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the whole issue is regarding the ghetto state of israel illicit existence, he quoted Iran’s position, which was first expressed by the Imam [Khomeini] and stated several times by those responsible, is that the cancerous tumor called Israel must be uprooted from the region.” He went on to say in the same speech that “Palestinian refugees should return and Muslims, Christians and Jews could choose a government for themselves, excluding immigrant Jews.” all that would means eliminating the ghetto state as it is kown today and is the most rightful thing to do

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You mean that Hamastan will be eliminated? It’s the only ghetto-state in the Region, unless you consider Bahrain, Qatar or Lebanon as ghetto-states? Imam [Khomeini] : isn’t he the guy who bought shïtloads of weapons from Israel? “Palestinian refugees should return” => To their countries of origin, for sure : Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi-Arabia… 77% of Palestine is the Kingdom of Jordan. Why nobody speaks about it? According to census, on 100-110k inhabitants west of Jordan river in 1918, there were about 15,000 Arabs only, half weren’t even born in Jewish Palestine, e.g. Ottomans settled 5,000 Saudis near Haifa… Read more »

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Delusion from a bunch kazarian s**t stains, to bad Hitler didn’t finish you sub-human pedophiles.

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israehella wants to be the supreme race in the abyss

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There is only one race of humans : Homö-Sapiens.
If they’re from another race than the abyss you call Middle-East, others in the region must be Australopithecus or Homö-Abilis. I thought they had disappeared…
Funny fact : Hitler labelled all middle-easterns (including Jews) as half-apes, but Muslim Brotherhood forgot this in their Arab translation of Mein Kampf.
One thing is becoming clear : the Mid-East looks like an abyss for many: all countries who lived on tourism now have barely no revenues from it now…

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Israel siempre a abastecido de suministros y armas a sus terroristas incluyendo prestando atención médica, por tanto, Israel acogerá a sus terroristas eso debe quedar claro, le conviene para fortalecer Altos de Golan en un futuro conflicto con Siria.

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wait for a second, until yesterday they were saying we can not tolerate them and they were doing strike against them and now “Haaretz” claiming the opposite?
Haaretz is on drugs.

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‘ The report comes shortly after the IDF were put on high alert in the disputed Golan Heights’

The Golan Heights are not ‘ disputed ‘ but occupied. In a time of all-pervasive hasbara, it is good to be vigilant of these slithering mind-manipulating pharisaisms.

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the only occupying in the me is by a-rabs. is golan arabic? is jerusalem arabic? hang all arabs