Netanyahu Hurries Home amid Tensions after US Kills Top Iran General

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cut short a visit to Greece and flew home on Friday after the killing of a top Iranian commander in a US strike.

Following Friday morning’s killing of Major General Qasem Soleimani, Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah movement called for the missile strike by Israel’s closest ally, to be avenged.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said in a statement:

Meting out the appropriate punishment to these criminal assassins will be the responsibility and task of all resistance fighters worldwide.

The Israeli military has closed a ski resort in the occupied Syrian Golan Heights due to concerns over what it calls possible threats from Iranian-backed groups in Lebanon and Syria, or Palestinian resistance movements Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza.

Israel’s security cabinet was to hold an emergency session Friday, Israeli media said.

Israeli media reported that Netanyahu had ordered ministers not to comment on the killing.

Source: Palestine Chronicle