Defense Minister and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz expressed hope that recent tensions on the northern frontier will not escalate into a full-scale conflict.
"No one should try us. We won't allow [Syrian President Bashar] Assad to facilitate terror actions against the State of Israel, we won't allow Iran to open a branch of terror in Syria," said Gantz. "We will act against this. Wherever someone acts against the State of Israel, the State of Israel will respond. We're not looking for an escalation."