The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, who blames Israel for an airstrike on Monday on its positions near the Syrian border, said it will retaliate against the "blatant" attack.
Hezbollah released a statement on Wednesday, and said that there were no casualties in the airstrike near the eastern village of Janta, they also stated that the group will choose a time and place to respond. Other sources say that four members of the Islamic Resistance died in the strike.
An Israeli Security official told reporters that warplanes struck ta convoy that was carrying surface to surface missiles from Syria. Israel has not officially taken responsibility for the strike in the Bekaa Valley, but Israel’s Prime Minister Bejamin Netanyahu said that Israel will do whatever is needed to “protect Israel’s security,” while speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merke in Jerusalem,l who is visiting Irael.
Hezbollah moves back and forth across the porous border between Lebanon and Syria and frequently sends fighters into Syria to fight on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against the Syrian rebels.
On Sunday, one day before the strike, Israel’s Military Chief Lieuttenant-General Benny Gantz said, “We are tracking the processes of arms transfers in all of the operational theatres. This is something that is very, very negative. This is something that is very, very sensitive. And from time to time, when the need arises, things can happen.”
Isral has struck at Syria several times in the last two years, but Monday’s airstrike would be the first by Israel on Lebanese soil since the Syrian conflict began three years ago in March 2011.