Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday: “Israel is watching the Syrian war and will not permit chemical weapons to reach hostile hands or allow any breach of Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan.” The minister spoke at a briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee. He went on to say that the upsurge of Palesginian terrorism on the West Bank is cause for concern, and the IDF is ready to deal with any escalation. Turning to Iran, Ya’alon asserted that Tehran has no intention of relinquishing its nuclear option and will contrive to preserve its capacity for uranium enrichment. “Tehran is cheating the world,” he said and stressed that Israel stands ready to defend itself by itself.
The defense minister did not say on what occasion Israel destroyed a Syrian gun. Last Monday, two mortar rounds from a battle on the Syrian side exploded on the Israeli Golan. It caused no casualties.