The Israeli military revealed that "a senior operative in the Lebanon-based terrorist organisation Hizbollah has been operating a new terror cell in Syria". Purportedly dubbed the "Golan File" by Hizbollah, the IDF assessed that "the network is new and currently focused on becoming familiarised with the Golan Heights area. It is intended to eventually control teams of Syrian operatives who will launch attacks against Israel". Commenting on the intelligence, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated that "I have a clear message for Iran and for Hizbollah: Israel knows what you're doing; Israel knows where you're doing it... we know a lot more". He added that Israel "will continue to use all means, overt and covert, to block Iran's efforts to use Syria, Lebanon and Gaza as forward bases for attacking Israel".
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