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Gantz: Israel will prevent Iran’s transfer of ‘advanced capabilities’ to region

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits IDF Northern Command on May 16, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)
Defense Minister Benny Gantz visits IDF Northern Command on May 16, 2022. (Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry)

Days after a reported Israeli airstrike in Syria, Defense Minister Benny Gantz vows to prevent Iran from transferring “advanced capabilities” to the region.

“The State of Israel will continue to act against any enemy that threatens it, and prevent the transfer of advanced capabilities from Iran that endanger the citizens of Israel and harm the stability of the entire region,” Gantz says during a visit to the military’s Northern Command.

Gantz says Israel is continuing to push ahead with defensive measures in the north.

“The combination of training, operational activity, and strengthening civil resilience makes up our complete perception of protecting the north and the entire State of Israel,” he adds, as the military holds a major exercise in the area.

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