Israeli military officials say that Israel is holding 10 bodies of Iranian terrorists killed in clashes with the Israeli army in southern Lebanon yesterday. The officials say that the bodies are Iranians who serve in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and were found among the bodies of Hizballah terrorists.
The bodies did not have any Iranian identification cards so they won’t be revealed as being Iranian, but there were indications on them such as documents in Farsi, tattoos, and facial features.
According to an intelligence assessment, there are dozens, if not hundreds of Iranian fighters. Head of Israel Defense Force’s Intelligence Division, Major General Amos Yadlin, said a few days ago that it is conceivable that Iranian soldiers are operating weaponry against Israel or they are training the Hizballah to do so. Yadlin said that Iran is supplying Hizballah with intelligence about Israel.
In a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier, Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said in reaction that Israel is in fact fighting the Iranian Commandos who are well-armed with modern and sophisticated weapons including Russian made anti tank missiles that were promised in the past not to be given to Hizballah.
Peretz added that “we will not agree to a situation where a settlement will not ensure peace and stability for many years. Even if Seniora has good intentions, Nasrallah has different ideas and so the international community must ensure that a diplomatic agreement will be feasible and not one that will fall apart and disintegrate afterwards and Israel will find itself once again under terrorist attacks from Lebanon.”
Peretz emphasized that “we are fighting the war of the free world against terrorism and we expect the international community to support us.”
Peretz told the German Foreign Minister that Israel is going to take care of the rocket launching areas with great force and updated him that he is planning on presenting that to the Cabinet. “Israel is not going to give up the defense of its citizens,” he said.