Israel Fortifies Defenses After Striking Syria

Targeted weapons allegedly headed to Hezbollah


Israel is fortifying its northern defenses following two airstrikes within Syria targeting weapons allegedly being shipped to the militant group Hezbollah - strikes that have raised tension in the region and which one Syrian official described as tantamount to a "declaration of war."

The Israelis still aren't admitting they did it and how, but no one doubts they did. The condemnation so far has been more ritual than emphatic, perhaps because of the targe