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Israel on high alert for possible Hezbollah retaliation
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers patrol along the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier rides on an armoured personal carrier near the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli tank driving through Jordan Valley, heading north toward Lebanon. http://t.co/lnIDxAYJdV
Smoke rises from Israeli shelling in the edge of the Lebanese village of Abbasieh, at the Lebanese-Israeli border, south Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group claimed responsibility for firing a missile that hit an Israeli military convoy earlier Wednesday, prompting an apparent retaliation from Israel, which fired at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon in a significant escalation along the volatile border. (AP Photo/Lutfallah Daher)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli helicopter flies over the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier secures the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
A Lebanese army soldier uses his binoculars as smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel in the Wazzani area on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah (L) on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers a United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the Lebanese border-town of Al-Majidiyah on the Israeli border on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling billow from the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers the Lebanese town of Al-Majidiyah on the Lebanese border with Israel as the town of Al-Ghajar is seen on the right on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers treat their injured comrades after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry an injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon on January 28, 2015. At least four Israelis were wounded, sparking a cross-border firefight. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
SHEBAA, LEBANON - JANUARY 28: Smoke rises in the Shebaa farms region at the junction between Lebanon, Israel and Syria following the shelling carried out by Israel after Hezbollah attack on January 28, 2015. (Photo by Ali Abdo/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Smoke from Israeli shelling covers a United Nation Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) in the Lebanese border-town of Al-Majidiyah on the Israeli border on January 28, 2015. Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack against a military convoy in an Israeli-occupied border area. AFP PHOTO / ALI DIA (Photo credit should read ALI DIA/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers secure the Israel-Lebanon Border, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Lebanese Hezbollah group is claiming responsibility for today’s attack on an Israeli military convoy. Hezbollah claims the attack destroyed a number of Israeli vehicles and caused casualties among "enemy ranks." Israel later fired at least 35 artillery shells into Lebanon. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers drive a vehicle as the army closes roads for security reasons in northern Israel along the border with Lebanon on January 21, 2015. Six fighters of Lebanon's Hezbollah were killed on January 18 in an Israeli air raid near Quneitra on the Syria-controlled side of the Golan Heights. AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)
#Hezbollah's al Manar TV broadcasting #Israel's Channel 2 with video from the border w #Lebanon http://t.co/4oNOMb7vW3
Hezbollah just published a map of Lebanon as a funeral casket for Israel. Well that happened. http://t.co/vfx9PUgPHB
#BREAKING: IDF confirms that no soldiers were kidnapped in Lebanon incident
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers walk next to mobile artillery units in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers stand next to a mobile artillery unit in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights near the border with Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights.(AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Spanish U.N. peacekeepers sit on an armored vehicle across the border from the Israeli settlement of Metulla, background, during a patrol at the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Odaisa, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Israeli soldiers sit in tanks near the in Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
In the southern suburbs of Beirut, thousands of supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah gather to bury one of their own. He was Jihad Moughniyah, the 26-year-old son of Hezbollah's late military leader. Hezbollah says he died along with five other Hezbollah figures when an Israeli helicopter attacked their convoy in Syria near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Israeli soldiers take position near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier works on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel-Lebanon Border, northern Israel, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday. Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Lebanese soldiers patrol the Lebanese Israeli border in the southern village of Odaisa, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Spanish U.N. peacekeepers sit on an armored vehicle across the border from the Israeli settlement of Metulla, background, during a patrol at the Lebanese-Israeli border, in the southern village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. A deadly Israeli airstrike on Sunday in Syria that killed six Hezbollah members has ratcheted tensions along the volatile Lebanese-Israeli border. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
A Lebanese man weeps as he look towards the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on President Bashar Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. The deaths of the six Hezbollah fighters elevated tensions between Israel and the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement, which recently boasted of rockets that can hit any part of the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Lebanese women throw flowers as Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Lebanese women mourn as they look towards the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Syrian President Bashar Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
Hezbollah fighters carry the coffin of Jihad Mughniyeh, the son of Imad Mughniyeh, a top Hezbollah operative assassinated in 2008 in Damascus and one of the six Hezbollah fighters killed in what the group said was an Israeli airstrike Sunday in the Golan, during his funeral procession, in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. Jihad Mughniyeh is the Hezbollah's most prominent figure to die so far in Syria since the Shiite militant group joined the conflict next door in 2012, fighting on Assad's side against the Sunni-led rebellion. Thousands of supporters pumped their fists angrily in the air and chanted, "Death to Israel." (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of militant Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in a southern Beirut suburb on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO /JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade take position during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade trains in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli reserve soldiers patrol near the Israel-Lebanon border, northern Israel, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. Tehran has confirmed that an Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was among the seven killed. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Israeli soldiers of the Golani brigade march during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. The six fighters were targeted Sunday as they were "inspecting positions" in the Golan Heights area near the Israeli-controlled border, Hezbollah said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
An Israeli soldier of the Golani brigade take a rests during training in the Israeli controlled Golan Heights, near the Israel-Syria border, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah on Monday prepared to bury six core fighters killed in Syria the day before in what the group described as an Israeli airstrike, including the son of a slain Hezbollah military chief — the group's most prominent figure to die so far in the conflict next door. Although Israel did not confirm or deny the strike, it was a serious blow to Hezbollah, stretched thin and neck-deep in Syria's civil war where the group's Shiite fighters are battling alongside President Bashar Assad's forces. The six fighters were targeted Sunday as they were "inspecting positions" in the Golan Heights area near the Israeli-controlled border, Hezbollah said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
HOUNIN, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Hounin, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ADAISSEH, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) stands guard in the southern Lebanese town of Adaisseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
HOUNIN, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Hounin, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
KFAR KILA, LEBANON - JANUARY 19: A general view from the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, is seen near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. (Photo by Bilal Jawich/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Members of the Lebanese security forces patrol an area near the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) stand next to an armoured vehicle in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) drive an armoured vehicle in the town of Adaysseh in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of militant Jihad Mughniyeh during his funeral in a southern Beirut suburb on January 19, 2015. Lebanon's Hezbollah movement today buried the son of its slain former military commander after an Israeli strike that killed six of its fighters and raised tensions between the longtime foes. AFP PHOTO /JOSEPH EID (Photo credit should read JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)
A peacekeeper of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) speaks on his talkie-walkie in front of a billboard bearing a portrait of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah during a patrol in the southern Lebanese town of Adaysseh, near the border with Israel, on January 19, 2015, one day after an Israeli air strike killed six Hezbollah members in the nearby Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights. Once solely focused on fighting the Jewish state, Shiite Hezbollah is now deeply involved in the war in neighbouring Syria, where it backs President Bashar al-Assad. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Brigade take part in a military training exercise in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights near the border with Syria on January 19, 2015. Iran confirmed today that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is on high alert for possible attacks from the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah following an airstrike on Hezbollah fighters in Syria, Israeli defense officials said Tuesday.

Israel has boosted deployment of its "Iron Dome" anti-missile aerial defense system along its northern frontier, which borders Lebanon and Syria, and has increased surveillance activities in the area, the officials said. Israel's Security Cabinet is scheduled to meet to discuss a potential escalation in violence, they said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss security deliberations publicly.

Hezbollah claims Israel carried out Sunday's strike on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, which killed a prominent Hezbollah fighter, a senior Iranian general, and five other Hezbollah members. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied its role in the strike.

The prominent fighter killed, Jihad Mughniyeh, was the son of Imad Mughniyeh - a top Hezbollah operative widely considered to have built Hezbollah's military operations infrastructure and the second most revered figure inside Hezbollah. He was assassinated in 2008 in Damascus in a bombing that Hezbollah says was carried out by Israel's Mossad spy agency.

Thousands of mourners marched in a Beirut funeral procession Monday for Jihad Mughniyeh, chanting "Death to Israel."

Since Syria's conflict began in March 2011, Israel has reportedly carried out several airstrikes in Syria that have targeted sophisticated weapons systems, including Russian-made anti-aircraft missiles and Iranian-made missiles, believed to be destined for Hezbollah.

The last such airstrike was in early December, when warplanes struck near Damascus' international airport, as well as outside a town close to the Syria-Lebanon border. Israel has not commented on its role in those strikes.

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, in an interview last week, said Hezbollah reserves the right to retaliate for those attacks. He also reiterated that Hezbollah may retaliate at any time for the assassination of Mughniyeh senior.

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