Out of fear that Iran and Hezbollah would perpetuate their presence in Syria, "Israeli" Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his opposition to the current US-Russia brokered ceasefire in south Syria.
"Israel's" concern about the arrival of Hezbollah, on its border, was at the forefront of Netanyahu's one-and-a-half hour conversation with President Emanuel Macron Sunday.
An official in the party that accompanied him to the Elysée Palace explained to reporters that the entity objected to a truce that could be used as a vehicle for "perpetuating" Iran's presence in Syria and on its "own" border.
"Iran is not just sending advisers to Syria," the official said, but large-scale military forces to establish in Syria an airbase for Iranian aircraft and a naval base for Iran's navy.
"This already changes the picture in the region from what it has been up to now," he said.
The ceasefire in Syria went into effect last week.
According to Debkafile's military and intelligence sources, the "Israeli" entity was finally galvanized into making an unqualified stand against the US-Russian ceasefire plan by discovering how it was being implemented: When last week Russian troops moved into Daraa in southern Syria to police the ceasefire in that embattled town, the Syrian army withdrew - but Hezbollah did not and prepared to resume the offensive at a moment's notice for driving Syrian militants from the town.
The area had witnessed some of the most intense fighting in the Syrian war between the Syrian Army and foreign-backed Syrian armed opposition groups.
Speaking in a government meeting as the start of the ceasefire approached, Netanyahu said he welcomed the "genuine" ceasefire but added that "it cannot allow the establishment of the Iran's military and its proxies in Syria and especially not south Syria."
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