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Israel PM vows 'forceful' self-defence after Golan blast

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel will act "forcefully" to defend itself, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said after a blast wounded three soldiers in the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday.

"We will act forcefully to preserve Israel's security," he said in remarks broadcast on army radio, saying there were an increasing number of jihadists and operatives of Lebanon's Hezbollah on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights plateau.

 
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