JERUSALEM (JTA) – Israel reportedly has deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defence systems in its North preparing for possible retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.
The move was reported Monday evening by Sky News Arabia, which cited unnamed Israeli sources.
An Iranian general and at least five Hezbollah members were killed in Sunday’s attack in Quneitra. The dead include Jihad Mughniyah, the son of the late Hezbollah military leader Imad Mughniyah.
Both Hezbollah and Iran have vowed to retaliate against Israel for the attack.
The Israel Defense Forces has neither confirmed nor denied the strikes.
Quneitra, which is located near the Lebanon border, has been the site of heavy fighting between government forces and rebels in Syria’s civil war.
“The IDF is prepared, tracking all developments, and ready to act as needed,” IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said Monday, according to the Times of Israel. “This statement is not simply a speech – it’s a matter of real operational preparedness.”