Much as Barack Obama and John Kerry try to compel Israel to negotiate itself out of existence, the Israelis are not willing to go gently into the night. This is a heartening sign that their resolve to resist the jihad is undiminished. This is encouraging for all free people, as they may be the free world’s last line of defense against Iran’s nuclear program. “Israeli jets reportedly strike targets near Lebanon-Syria border,” by Ilan Ben Zion for the Times of Israel, February 24:
Lebanese media reported Israeli air raids on targets in the Bekaa Valley, a Hezbollah stronghold bordering Syria on Monday night.
Planes hit targets in the Baalbek region near the town of Nabi Chit, Lebanese and Arab media said.
The area on the border with Syria, is known as a stronghold the the Shiite terror group Hezbollah.
A correspondent for the Lebanese state news agency in Baalbek reported intensive Israeli flights “at very low altitude” over the mountains.
The Lebanese Daily Star quoted a security source saying the Israeli military struck a Hezbollah position near Nabi Chit.
Eyewitnesses told Al Arabiya that Israeli planes hit near the towns of Janta, Brital and Nabi Chit in two separate strikes.
There were no initial reports of casualties or damage.
There was no independent confirmation of the reports. The IDF did not respond to the reports.
Airstrikes on Syrian arms shipments to its ally Hezbollah have been attributed to Israel in the past few years. Israeli authorities have never claimed responsibility for attacks in Syrian territory.