This week, Israel has adopted a stance of preemption by cautioning Iran that any arms consignment headed for Syria under the guise of international aid will be struck following the devastating earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria.

Greg Palkot has described the aftermath of the Turkey-Syria earthquake as “hell on earth.” Rescue personnel is still attempting to free individuals caught beneath the debris as foreign assistance keeps flooding in. Over 22,000 casualties have been reported since the calamity of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the area four days ago, as per updates on Friday.

Security officials in Israel are anxious that Iran might take advantage of the crisis to supply Hezbollah, a terrorist group supported by them since their formation in the 1980s, with weapons.

Syria Earthquake
On February 6th, a powerful earthquake rocked Syria, leaving destruction in its wake. (Source: Twitter/AP)

Iran has recently publicized a new and powerful missile with “Death to Israel” written. This missile was displayed to the public in a show of force.

An Israeli military official, who requested to remain anonymous, told Elaph, a Saudi newspaper, that evidence suggests Iran is taking advantage of the crisis in Syria and is sending arms and military gear to Hezbollah, disguised as humanitarian aid.

According to an anonymous source, Israel is “prepared to attack any equipment or arms located within Syria’s borders.”

Fox News could not independently confirm Iran’s alleged plan to transport weapons to Syria under the guise of aid. Nonetheless, a reporter from the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation Tweeted a Thursday video showing a convoy of “pro-Iranian militias in Iraq” heading to Syria to provide “aid…to the earthquake victims”.

On Friday, a video was posted by a reporter that showed Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani, a commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, was thought to be in Latakia, western Syria, “to keep track of the help given to those affected by the earthquake.”