IAF A-4, F-16 jets at Hatzerim [file] Photo: Reuters/Amir Cohen
Israeli warplanes struck a convoy transporting surface-to-surface missiles from Syria into Lebanon on Monday in an attempt to prevent Hezbollah from obtaining certain weapons, an anonymous Israeli security official reportedly told TIME Magazine on Tuesday.
On Monday night, Lebanese media reported that IAF jets had hit a Hezbollah target near the Lebanon-Syria border.
Thus far, the Israeli army has refused to comment on the reports.
The unnamed senior security official hinted to TIME that the Lebanese, Shi’ite terrorist organization was capable of carrying warheads heavier and more dangerous than Hezbollah’s reported stockpile currently pointed toward Israel.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has failed to confirm or deny reports that Israel struck targets on the Syria-Lebanon border late Monday night, cryptically stating that Israel does everything in its power to defend its citizens.