This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
ISRAEL accused Iran on Monday of building an airport in southern Lebanon to be used as a launchpad for attacks against Israelis across the border.
Speaking at a high-profile security conference hosted by Reichman University near Tel Aviv, Defence Minister Yoav Gallant claimed that Iran has been building a runway that slices through forested mountains just 12 miles from Israel’s northern border.
Mr Gallant displayed satellite photographs that he said showed the site, where the Iranian national flag and the flag of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group could be seen.
The location he gave was near the hilly Lebanese city of Jezzine, across the border from the Israeli town of Metula.
Mr Gallant said that Iran “is planning to act against the citizens of Israel,” using the runway as a base.
Iran’s mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for Hezbollah declined to comment on the Israeli accusations.
At the same conference on Sunday, Mossad’s top spook David Barnea accused Iran of plotting deadly attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world.
David Barnea said that Israel is prepared to strike perpetrators in “the heart of Tehran.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £10 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.