ISRAEL (OBSERVATORY) – Maariv quoted senior Israeli security officials as saying that Tel Aviv would remove Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime from the world map if Iran carried out its threats and carried out any military action against Israel from inside Syrian territory, Al-Jazeera writes.
Israel fears that Iran will launch a military strike in retaliation for the killing of seven of its soldiers in a raid by Israel at dawn on Monday at the military airport of Tifur near Homs.
Earlier, Ali Akbar Velayati, chief adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, stressed that the bombing of Tifur Airport was an Israeli crime and would not be left unanswered.
According to Maariv, Israeli security officials advised Iran not to try because Israel is determined to carry out its threat.
According to security estimates in Israel, Iran may try to respond to the attack with weapons systems transferred to Syria or with weapons belonging to the Syrian regime forces .
The newspaper added that security officials rule out Hezbollah joining Iran and Syria in the confrontation on the northern border.
The security men warned Hezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah that his fate would be similar to that of Assad, if he took part in attacking Israel.
– State of alert –
In the same context,press reported that Israel put air force and commandites army region in northern state alert anticipation possible response to air raid dawn on Monday Tayfor Syrian airport reports.
Israeli media said the state of alert was also part of the calculation of the consequences of a military strike by the United States to Syria.
The correspondent of the island that the Israeli occupation forces set up in February the system of anti-missile iron dome in the Golan Heights, and reinforced the presence of foot troops in the areas overlooking the countryside of Quneitra.
Israel sees Iran as its biggest external enemy, calling Hezbollah the biggest threat on its border.
In February, Syrian air defenses dropped an Israeli F-16 aircraft that was attacking positions of Iranian-backed forces in Syria.
Israel has previously carried out a number of strikes in Syria. The Syrian regime has often maintained that it retains the right to retaliate against Israeli raids, but has not been able to carry out its threat of retaliation over the past decades.