Roadside bomb was Syrian-Hizballah hands-off signal to Israel
DEBKAfile’s military sources report exclusively that the roadside bomb planted Friday against an IDF unit patrolling the border fence separating northern Golan from Syria on the Hermon mountain slopes, was detonated remotely from the Syrian side of the border. No one was hurt. The bomb was activated by Ahmed Jibril’s Palestine Front-General Command, as a warning from Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah to Israel to stay away from southern Syria. Three days earlier, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon disclosed that Israel was providing Syrian villages on the Golan with humanitarian aid, food and essentials for withstanding the winter.