Israelis in north do not fear Assad

In the aftermath of Israel’s attacks on Syrian weapons facilities, I’ve seen reports that Israel fears a response from the Assad regime. In such a response, Syria would target nearby areas in Northern Israel — the same ones that were pounded in the 2006 Lebanese War.

But according to the Jerusalem Post, residents of Northern Israel are not worried that Assad will bomb them. They see Assad as too weak at this point to risk a war with Israel. As one put it:

People are not worried up here. They [the Assad regime] are more worried about the rebels and too worried to go to war with Israel. It’s not time for us to clean out the bomb shelters.

This assessment seems right. However, Israel wisely has moved Iron Dome batteries up north to the Haifa and Safed areas, just in case.

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