The premier revealed that he conveyed to both the United States and Russia-which brokered the truce in conjunction with Jordan-that the Israeli army would continue to carry out strikes within Syrian and Lebanese air space to prevent the establishment of a permanent Iranian presence in Syria as well as the transfer of advanced weaponry to Hizbullah.
Prosecutors involved with the bribery and money laundering case are now working out the details to an indictment for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a wealthy businessman whose collaborators have been tied to the notorious Panama Papers that reveal how the rich hide assets from tax collectors, cited by Haaretz.
It also affirmed what it said was a U.S. -Russian-Jordanian understanding calling for "the reduction and ultimate elimination, of foreign forces and foreign fighters from the area to ensure a more sustainable peace".
According to reports, the deal applies to Iranian proxies fighting on behalf of Assad's regime, which would be required to leave the border area and eventually Syria.
Israel is apprehensive of the deal because it does allow anti-Israel forces to reach 7km (4.5 miles) from the border on the Golan Heights, a distance Jerusalem insists is not satisfactory for its security needs.
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The minister warned that the PSUs can not afford to sit on their laurels in the changing scenario in the world, the minister had said.
Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz at a press conference held at the Ministry of Transportation on April 5, 2017. Israel said that the agreement fell short of its security demands.
According to the minister, Russian Federation and the United States discussed in detail only mechanisms of functioning of the de-escalation area in south-western Syria.
Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gabi Eisenkot reportedly flew to Brussels in secret on Thursday to meet with Gen. Curtiss Scaparrotti, head of the US army's European Command, and discuss Iranian moves in Syria.
Eisenkot traveled with two brigadier generals, Erez Maisel, the head of the Israel Defense Forces' Foreign Relations Division, and Ram Yavne, the head of the army's Strategic Division.