Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed a finger at Tehran on Thursday, saying it was behind Hezbollah’s attack the previous day on IDF vehicles traveling close to the Lebanese border that killed two soldiers.
“This is the same Iran that is trying to reach an agreement whereby it will be allowed to maintain the ability to develop nuclear weapons. We are resolutely opposed to such an agreement,” the prime minister said. “We will continue to defend ourselves from all threats both near and far.”
Netanyahu spoke at the state memorial marking the first anniversary of the death of former prime minister Ariel Sharon. A few hundred people attended the ceremony that was held near Sderot at the Sharon family’s Sycamore Ranch, where Ariel Sharon is buried.