idf-syrian-borderAnticipating a possible counter-attack from Hezbollah, Israel is prepared for “any scenario” and will operate with “determination and the required intensity” along the northern border with Syria and Lebanon, declared Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benjamin Gantz. Gantz on Friday paid a morning visit to the IDF Northern Command, where he told reporters “the IDF is keeping a close eye on recent developments in the northern region.” “IDF forces are alert and prepared to respond if needed. … The IDF is prepared for any scenario, and will on the one hand, exercise proper discretion, and on the other, operate with determination and the required intensity.”  Gantz was speaking after an Israeli official took the unusual step of recognizing his country was behind last Sunday’s strike on a Hezbollah convoy near the Israeli side of the Golan Heights. The attack killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Mohammed Allahdadi as well as a Hezbollah commander and the son of the group’s late military leader, Imad Muughniyeh. Hezbollah said six of its members died in the strike. More