BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – A report published on Thursday by the New York Times claimed that Israel intentionally warned Hezbollah members in Syria before targeting their convoy to avoid killing them and igniting a devastating war in Lebanon.

The newspaper pointed out that the recent security incidents in Syria and on the borders with Israel, revealed a shift in the ‘informal’ rules of engagement between the two parties, and the adoption of a confrontational strategy without triggering a war fuse that may be disastrous at this stage.

The publication noted that Hezbollah members in Syria had received sudden phone calls from Israeli officials to warn them of the necessity to evacuate their sites before they were targeted on April 14.

According to the report, the first missile that targeted a car carrying party members on the Syrian side of the border with Lebanon, intentionally missed its target, as it was a warning shot aimed at forcing the members to flee before destroying the vehicle carrying their equipment.

A videotape allegedly documented the exit of three members of Hezbollah from a Jeep Cherokee before the second missile struck the vehicle.

Hezbollah has not commented on this latest claim by the New York Times.

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Vince
Vince
2020-04-23 16:12

Interesting that this would happen shortly after Iran launched a military satellite.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 19:21
Reply to  Vince

IMHO, IAI CEO is delighted : thanks to Iran, he has a free target to demonstrate the Arrow-3 missile’s anti-satellite capability. IAI has already stunned the MDA. MDA boss said of it that USA had nothing like the Arrow-3 in stores. I can’t wait for it to shoot down a sat, moreover, despite a 2400km range, it’s the same price as a PAC-3MSE. EU needs this for missile defense, period!

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 19:27
Reply to  Vince

They blasted the Hezb SUV last week, Iran launched the sat yesterday.
I open the bets : who will decide to shoot the sat down first! Will it be IDF using Arrow-3 or will it be US-Navy with RIM-161D?

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2020-04-23 19:30
Reply to  Daeshbags-Sux

This is an IAI+Boeing vs. Raytheon+Aerojet+Mitsubishi thing! If IAI+Boeing manage to lobby Bibi faster than Raytheon can lobby Trump, IAI will rule the ABM market, moreover, Israel is much less regarding than USA when it comes to arms exports 😉

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gustavo
2020-04-23 22:02

Oh, wow, SO NICE PEOPLE !