Israel has reportedly deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems along its Northern border, in preparation for possible retaliation for an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.
The news 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.”
On Monday, Israeli defense officials convened an emergency meeting to assess the situation. While majority opinion in security circles is that Hezbollah will not initiate a large-scale confrontation with Israel, security officials are concerned about the possibility of a series of escalations that could lead to such a scenario.