Netanyahu Commends IDF for Foiling Attack in North

PM Netanyahu praises IDF for eliminating a squad of terrorists as they tried to place an explosive device in the Golan.

Elad Benari ,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
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Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday night praised the IDF for eliminating a squad of terrorists as they tried to place an explosive device near the border fence with Syria.

"Any attempt to harm our soldiers or our citizens will be countered with a determined response, such as the IDF operation tonight which prevented a terrorist attack. I commend the vigilance of the IDF soldiers which brought a quick and precise operation," Netanyahu wrote on Twitter.

IDF forces eliminated the terrorist cell as it was trying to place an explosive on the Israeli-Syrian border on the Golan Heights.

Four terrorists were killed in the incident; no IDF soldiers were wounded in the exchange.

A senior IDF source said that an army surveillance patrol located the terrorists who had arrived at the border from Syria, and tracked them as they advanced.

When they reached the border and placed an explosive on it, IAF aircraft fired missiles at them, taking out every single terrorist member of the cell.

The incident came just hours after Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warned that Israel will strike Iranian attempts to smuggle advanced weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist organization in Lebanon, following Arab reports that an IAF airstrike the day before took out a Scud missile depot in Syria transferring weapons to Hezbollah.

"Iran continues to try and arm Hezbollah, even in these very days, and it hopes to equip the Lebanese terrorist organization with advanced and precise weapons," said Ya'alon. "We won't allow Iran and Hezbollah to establish a terrorist infrastructure on our border with Syria, and we will know to put our hands on all those who threaten citizens of Israel, along all our borders and even far from them."