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Katyusha fire on Israel was Syrian warning. Turkey ready for any scenario

Posted By yihan On November 29, 2011 @ 9:20 am In World News | Comments Disabled

DEBKAfile [1]
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Military sources report that the four-Katyusha rocket volley from S. Lebanon which hit Galilee in northern Israel in the small hours of Tuesday, Nov. 29, was initiated by Hizballah commanders in South Lebanon although it was claimed by the al Qaeda-linked Abdullah Azzam Brigades. Hizballah activated a Palestinian cell it controls in the Ain Hilwa refugee camp near Sidon on behalf of its ally in Damascus, arming the cell with the rockets and marking out their firing positions and targets in Israel’s Galilee.

One Katyusha blew up near the border, two inside a Galilee moshav damaging a hen coop and a fourth in a wood outside Maalot, causing damage but no injuries.Israeli artillery returned the fire.

Officers in the IDF northern command familiar with the terrain across the border, assert that those firing positions are located in a sector under Hizballah’s exclusive control. It is off limits to any outsiders without the Iran-backed Shiite group’s permission and knowledge.

IDF sources read the rocket attack as the Assad regime’s last warning to the US, fellow NATO members and Gulf nations that Israel would be first to pay the price for their planned intervention in Syria. It would trigger a Lebanese-Israel border clash followed by a massive rocket assault on Israel. More Katyusha incidents are therefore to be expected to emphasize the message.

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[1] DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/21524/

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[4] Assad set on arms transfers to Lebanon. Israel responds with no-fly zone: http://www.prisonplanet.com/assad-set-on-arms-transfers-to-lebanon-israel-responds-with-no-fly-zone.html

[5] Turkish officers take command of Syrian rebel brigades. N. Israel on alert: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkish-officers-take-command-of-syrian-rebel-brigades-n-israel-on-alert.html

[6] Turkey Issues Stark Warning To Israel Following Aid Convoy Attack: http://www.prisonplanet.com/turkey-issues-stark-warning-to-israel-following-aid-convoy-attack.html

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