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Israel Must Stop Iran in the West Bank Like It Does in Syria – Editorial


JPost editorial
Jerusalem Post, Aug. 23, 2023

“The Iranians don’t love dying, but it is very easy for them to send others to die.  While we’re shedding blood fighting their tentacles, the octopus’s head is lounging in its chair, enjoying itself.” Bennett’s conclusion: it was time for Israel “to aim at the head of the octopus and not its tentacles.”
 
 Late on Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Israeli missiles destroyed arms depots belonging to pro-Iran militias and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah several kilometers from Damascus International Airport.
Israel, as is its custom, had no comment.

Nevertheless, it is clear that in the past decade the IDF has been working with tremendous determination and firepower, and no small amount of success, to prevent Iran from turning Syria into a beachhead against Israel.

As the recent wave of Palestinian terrorism in Judea and Samaria demonstrates, however, Israel is not having the same success in keeping Iran out of the West Bank.

After Palestinian terrorists murdered Batsheva Nigri near Hebron on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant went to the site of the attack and pointed a finger at Iran.

“We are in the midst of a terrorist onslaught that is encouraged, guided, and funded by Iran and its proxies,” Netanyahu said. “A significant portion of this wave of terrorism came from external guidance.” He said Israel “will use additional means of attack and defense to make the terrorists pay, along with those who send them, near or far.”

The current wave of terror, Gallant said, “is all guided by Iran, which is looking for any way to harm Israeli citizens.” Without providing details, he said Israel “will take additional actions that will ensure the security of Israeli citizens and make those responsible pay a price.”

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