Israeli air force joins bloody Syrian war

Golan heights

Dutch NOS TV reports today that the Israeli air force has bombed Syria. Translated from Dutch:

Probably a Syrian missile had accidentally landed in the north of the Golan Heights [Syrian, occupied by Israel since 1967] instead of its target, opponents of the Syrian government. The missile did not result in any injuries or damage.

The Israeli armed forces have often beaten back when Syrian rockets ended up across the border. A Syrian military spokesman claimed on state television that Israel with this attack helps Islamist rebels against the Assad government. Israel has so far steered clear of the civil war in Syria.

This Israeli retaliation for that Syrian mistake killed four Syrians.

The Israeli government earlier on had been more clever than the Turkish government; when a Russian aircraft accidentally flew through Israeli airspace, they did not shoot it down. While the Turkish government had a Russian airplane shot down.

Israeli Druze people have accused the Israeli government before of taking the jihadis’ side in the war in Syria.

There is already Syrian government violence and jihadi violence in Syria. US American, Russian, German, British, Dutch, etc. war planes drop bombs on Syria. We do not need any more warplanes, whether from Israel or anywhere else.

Last week, Israeli fighter jets attacked major military facilities near the town of Maysaf in western Syria from Lebanese airspace with the full backing of Israel’s paymasters in Washington: here.

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  2. Friday 30th June 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

    Soldiers fired on as they fought jihadist rebels

    ISRAEL attacked Syrian troops advancing against alQaida terrorists on Wednesday night, aping the US bid to construct a pretext for war.

    A Syrian army post in southeastern Quneitra province came under fire from Israeli forces as government troops regained positions lost to the al-Qaida-affiliated Hetesh group.

    Tel Aviv claimed a mortar shell had landed in the occupied west of the Golan Heights as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the area, which Israel captured from Syria in 1967 and later effectively annexed.

    “The Golan is ours and the Golan will always be ours,” Mr Netanyahu claimed. “The Golan is ours because it belonged to our forefathers, and because it was taken back by us due to Syrian aggression.”

    The Golan Heights are recognised internationally, including by the US, as Syrian territory occupied by Israel.

    Israel has used the same excuse to attack Syria many times in recent years, prompting allegations that jihadists request Israeli air support by launching a shell across the armistice line.

    Last weekend, Israel bombed President Bashar alAssad’s troops three times as Hetesh tried to seize the provincial capital Ba’ath City.

    Earlier on Wednesday, the army displayed Israeli-made arms — including ammunition and rockets — discovered among rebel stockpiles in the central city of Homs.

    The weapons were found after the authorities reentered the city’s al-Waer district last month for the first time since 2011, following an amnesty deal with insurgents.

    Yesterday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry accused Washington of making “misleading, false and baseless” allegations that it was preparing a chemical weapons attack on rebels as a “pretext” for aggression.

    “Any US aggression against [Syria’s] army and people is in the service of terrorist organisations,” it said.

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said intelligence indicated that extremists had already fabricated video footage similar to April’s alleged attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun.

    “Washington has voiced new baseless accusations against the Syrian leadership,” she said.

    “The situation resembles a large-scale provocation, both in the military and information terms, which is directed not only against the Syrian authorities but also against Russia.”

    Meanwhile, US surveillance planes were reportedly cruising over the eastern Mediterranean off the Syrian coast.

    The day before, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov advised the US to “refrain from speculating on intelligence data which is so secret no-one may see it in order to provoke others and create pretexts for new attacks.”


  3. Saturday 4th November 2017

    posted by James Tweedie in World

    Israel threatens to attack Syrian troops battling Hetesh

    RESIDENTS of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights protested yesterday over Israeli support for al-Qaida terrorists assaulting a Syrian town.

    Israel threatened to send troops across the armistice line in the Golan Heights after Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (Hetesh) launched a major offensive on the town of Hadar a few miles to the east.

    Hadar’s population is largely from the Druze ethno-religious minority.

    The Israeli Defence Forces cited their claimed commitment to defending the Druze and the reported wounding of an Israeli citizen by stray fire as pretext for massing troops near the frontier with Syria’s Quneitra province.

    The Hetesh offensive, aimed at breaking the Syrian army’s encirclement of the Beit Jinn pocket to the north, began with a suicide car bomb attack in Hadar that killed nine and injured 23 — with the death toll likely to rise.

    The terrorists attacked from the north and west and captured a pair of hills and farmland, opening a supply route to Beit Jinn which has been under heavy army attack this week.

    But an army counter-attack retook several points west of Hadar, while reinforcements were rushed to the front.

    Syrian residents of the occupied western portion of the Golan Heights gathered to protest following the attack, saying it had been launched from the al-Tuloul al-Homr area directly adjacent to Israeli army positions.

    They tried to cross the ceasefire line but were stopped by occupation troops, who also closed roads into the area.

    Israel has repeatedly launched air and missile attacks on Syrian forces fighting Hetesh — better known as the Nusra Front — on the pretext of stray shells landing in the heights.

    On Wednesday night Israeli jets violated Lebanese air space to launch missiles at a warehouse in Syria’s central Homs province.


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