Israel awaits a response following the assassination of a high-ranking Iranian commander

The killing of IRGC commander Sayyed Reza Mousavi in Syria has prompted Israel to be on alert for a response on the northern front. According to Ynet, defense establishment officials are waiting for a reaction to the incident. Mousavi, responsible for military cooperation between Iran and its proxies in the region, was killed in an airstrike in the Damascus countryside. Israeli security assessments indicate that Iran has increased its transfer of weapons to Shi’ite militias in Syria since the IDF’s war on Hamas in Gaza. Defense Minister Yoav Gallant visited the IDF’s Northern Command and stated that Israel will not tolerate a return to the security situation before October 6 in terms of the threat posed by Hezbollah from the North. He also mentioned that Hezbollah has suffered significant casualties and property damage, and that the Israeli Air Force is flying openly over the skies of Lebanon. Gallant vowed to increase these efforts.