Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe
Breaking News

Israel Shifts Iron Dome Missile Defense to North After Syria Strike

Israel reportedly has deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defense systems in the country’s north out of fear of retaliation following an alleged Israeli airstrike on Syria.’

The move 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, including Jihad Mughniyah, the son of the late Hezbollah military leader Imad Mughniyah.

The Israel Defense Forces has neither confirmed nor denied the strikes.

Hezbollah and Iran have both vowed to retaliate against Israel for the attack.

Quneitra, which also is located near the border with Lebanon, has been the site of heavy fighting between government forces and rebels during Syria’s civil war.

“The IDF is prepared, tracking all developments, and ready to act as needed,” Israel Defense Forces’ 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.”


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.