Israel should take advantage of the opportunity to end the Iranian military presence in Syria, Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett said in a closed-door meeting, according Israel Hayom newspaper.
“We need to be more active and act against all aspects of the Iranian military presence in Syria, as well as in other countries in the region,” Bennett said, according to the newspaper.
“If we do not act today and take advantage of the window of opportunity, in the more distant future the risk will be greater, and they will paralyze us because of the military capability that is going to develop. More offensive military action alongside increased U.S. economic sanctions and political pressure – these are the things that could get Iran out of Syria,” he said.
In the past few years Israel carried out dozens of airstrikes in Syria, claiming that it targeted Iran and Hezbollah military sites, which threat Israel security.
Source: World Israel News + Baladi News.