Lieberman: Golan shelling was not erratic, but ordered by Nasrallah

The five shells that exploded on the Israeli Golan Friday – far from spilling over from Syrian warfare – were fired deliberately on the direct orders of Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah, unbeknownst to Bashar Assad. This charge was leveled by Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman at a meeting of his Yisrael Beteinu faction Monday in Jerusalem. The shells were fired by a local cell orchestrated by Hizballah, he said. Nasrallah ordered the action to take place without notifying Assad and his government.  “Straight up, this was no stray fire, but a deliberate HIzballah attack on Israel, aimed at dragging us into the quagmire.”

Assad and the Russian forces operating in Syria had better rein Hizballah in – or better still, “throw [Hizballah] out of Syria as quickly as possible.”

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