According to information reported by the Al-Mayadeen channel, the Israeli city of Metula (north), close to the Lebanese border, has been declared a “closed military zone”.
Last Tuesday, an individual briefly infiltrated into the occupied territories from Lebanese territory, after climbing the security fence separating Lebanon from occupied Palestine, said the Arab-speaking spokesman of the Israeli army, Avichay Adraee. Israeli army warning shots followed the incident that took place between the towns of Metula and Sahl Marjayoun to prevent any further attempts to infiltrate people in the area.
According to another dispatch, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz rejected the claims of the head of Iranian diplomacy, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and claimed that “Israel does not intend to incite the United States to provoke a war with Iran”.
In an interview with the Israeli public channel KAN, Yuval Steinitz said that it was Israel that should “be on guard” against possible attacks from Iran.
The statements of the Iranian Foreign Minister on possible Israeli “provocations” against the Americans in Iraq are “absolute nonsense”, he said.
In a tweet posted yesterday, Saturday, the head of Iranian diplomacy Mohammad Javad Zarif reported a “trap” set for the United States by Israel, which according to Tehran foments attacks against U.S. soldiers in Iraq in order to push Donald Trump, at the end of his term, to attack Iran.
“New intelligence from Iraq indicates that Israeli agents provocateurs are planning attacks against Americans, putting an outgoing Trump at a dead end with a fake casus belli.
Beware of the trap. Any fireworks will have a serious backlash, especially against your best friend,” Zarif wrote.
The Jerusalem Post newspaper quoting unknown sources reported Saturday that on the first anniversary of the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the Israeli army is on alert.
by Basit Abbasi – DN