Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that Syria sticks to the 1974 disengagement agreement, which provided for a buffer zone between the two sides.
At a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Netanyahu said the Zionist Regime is “working to prevent Iranian forces and those of its proxies from establishing a military presence anywhere in Syria, and we will continue to do so.”
“Regarding southern Syria, we will continue to defend our borders. We will extend humanitarian assistance to the extent of our abilities. We will not allow entry into our territory and we will demand that the 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement with the Syrian army be strictly upheld.”
Netanyahui said further that Tel Aviv, Washington and the Kremlin are in on this matter, noting that the Israeli defense minister and the chief of staff “are in similar contact with their counterparts in both the US and Russia.”
Meanwhile, the Israeli occupation army announced it has reinforced troops on the Golan Heights near the border with Syria.
Haaretz Israeli daily said the IOF (Israeli occupation forces) does not expect the Syrian government’s offensive in Southern Syria to lead to a direct clash between the occupation army and the Syrian army.
Armored and artillery forces were deployed Sunday morning as part of the IOF’s preparedness “in the face of developments on the Syrian Golan Heights,” the occupation army said in a statement carried by Israeli media.