According to Hezbollah’s official media outlet, Al Manar TV, the Israeli airstrike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights recently which saw top Hezbollah and Iranian officials killed, was facilitated by an unlikely partner, Saudi Arabia.
The claims came during a report on the TV channel regarding the Israeli Air Force’s slaying of Jihad Mughniyeh and Iranian field commander, General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, on Monday.
According to the report, which quoted Hezbollah sources, the Saudis had provided “direct information” to Israel about the movements of the two vehicles Mughniyeh, Allahdadi, and other Hezbollah terrorists were traveling in.
Hezbollah says that Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Gulf states are sending “regular and constant reports” to Israel about the movements of Hezbollah, Iran, and pro-regime Shia militias in Syria.
Despite the fact that Israel and Saudi Arabia are traditionally enemies, they both share equal concerns about Iran’s nuclear program. The two countries have apparently forged close, although covert, relations in recent years due to the nuclear plans of Tehran.
Regarding the Israeli slaying of the terrorists in Syria, reports have come to light that Jihad Mughniyeh, who was the son of arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, was one of the personal bodyguards of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah.
According to Lebanese sources, the two vehicles targeted by Israel in the attack, one of which carried Allahdadi, had left Lebanon hours before they arrived in Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Golan.
While the unlikely and secret union between Israel and Saudi Arabia comes as a surprise to some, it is a natural union of interests, as the Middle East finds itself increasingly in the grips of Salafi Islamism, as well as a long and bloody civil war in Syria. The region is a perfect example of the validity of the oft repeated adage “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”
Iran and Hezbollah have already predictably issued threats against the Jewish State for Monday’s attack, although it remains to be seen whether or not that response will be in the form of isolated incidents on the Golan Heights or a larger scale offensive against Israel.