WATCH: After Patriot ground-to-air missile brings down Iranian made drone that Syria flew over Israeli territory, the IDF retaliates, striking & destroying 3 regime military posts in Syria.
By Elad Benar
The IDF targeted three military posts in Syria overnight Wednesday, in response to the infiltration of the Syrian UAV that was intercepted by the IDF earlier in the day.
Israeli missile destroys Syrian border post – Screenshots: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
“The IDF will continue to operate determinedly and decisively against any attempt to breach Israeli sovereignty and will act against any attempt to hurt its civilians,” said the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit in a statement. Continue Reading »
In a Kuwaiti newspaper report on Syria, the remains of Israeli spy Eli Cohen will be returned to his family for burial in Israel in exchange for military flexibility with Assad’s regime on Israel’s northern border.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida, considered one of the most reliable in the Arab world, reported Thursday that Israel is very close to achieving a return of the remains of legendary Israeli spy Eli Cohen to Israel.
Eli Cohen, publicly hanged in the Marjeh Square, Damascus on 18 May 1965 – public domain
Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jew, worked as an undercover Israeli agent in Egypt and Syria before he was discovered and hanged in 1965. Continue Reading »
Unlike ‘Operation Good Neighbor’ where injured Syrians have been treated in Israel, the IDF begins ‘Operation Doctor’s Appointment’ with more than 40 sick mothers & children with chronic health problems cross the Golan Heights in pre-dawn hours for a day’s treatment in an Israeli hospital. – Syrian patient, ‘We were afraid in the beginning to come because we regarded Israelis as Zionists and enemies. It’s the opposite.’
Keeping a doctor’s appointment in Israel, Syrian children and their mothers stepped across a tense Golan Heights border in the dead of night under the watchful gaze of Israeli soldiers.
The patients, Israeli medical officials said, were not the walking wounded of the seven-year-old Syrian civil war but children with chronic health problems coming across the frontier for a day’s treatment in a hospital in northern Israel. Continue Reading »
Is war looming?
IDF’s Chief of Staff toured Israel’s Golan Heights to investigate scenarios the military may execute should Syria fulfill its announced intention to return it’s army to Quneitra, part of the demilitarized buffer zone of the 1974 armistice agreement signed following the Yom Kippur War.
By Alex Fishman
The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria may be in danger of collapsing, with Syria’s announced intention to return military forces to the town of Quneitra, located three kilometers from the Israeli border.
The city is located in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria, that according to the Separation Agreement is supposed to remain demilitarized. Continue Reading »
According to a Syrian rebel report, Israeli jets entered the Deraa district, which recently displaced tens of thousands of civilians due to the regime’s bombardments, and fired rockets at ammunition warehouses belonging to pro-Assad militias, resulting in massive explosions heard throughout the district.
By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV, REUTERS
Large explosions were heard in the Deraa district of south Syria on Tuesday in an area in which ammunition warehouses belonging to the Assad regime and pro-Assad militias are located, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Daraa is located in Southwest Syria, bordering both Israel’s part of the Golan Heights and Jordan – Photo: Karte-NordNordWest, Lizenz-Creative Commons, IsraelandStuff
According to Syrian opposition media reports, the explosions were the result of an IDF air strike. Continue Reading »
Amid the fierce fighting around the city of Daraa, that has forced the exodus of thousands of forlorn Syrian escapees, one refugee was openly praising Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it was providing the suffering homeless, after Jordan closed its borders.
By Daniel Salami
A Syrian refugee who recently fled the southwestern city of Daraa in Syria—along with tens of thousands of others—amid the fierce fighting in the area that has precipitated the flight of some 160,000 Syrians to the Israeli and Jordanian borders, has praised Israel’s “noble stance” for the succor it has offered to the suffering refugees. Continue Reading »
No longer believing that the Israelis are the bloodthirsty and merciless enemy, fleeing Syrian civilians are escaping the regime’s latest bombardments by seeking a safe-haven along side Israel’s Golan Heights.
By Israel Today Staff
Syrian civilians fleeing a fresh military offensive by their own government and its Russian allies have begun massing on the border of Israel’s Golan Heights.
They say that being as close as possible to Israeli forces is the safest place to be, presumably because Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and Russia are wary of drawing Israel further into the country’s bloody civil war.
The Assad regime is feeling confident of late after managing to regain control over most of Damascus and its suburbs, with the help of the Russians. Continue Reading »
Just a day after Russian FM Sergei Lavrov said that Iranian and allied forces should withdraw from the Southern Syria “soon,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported [Thursday] that Iran & Hezbollah are preparing to withdraw their troops from Syrian areas close to the Israeli border.
Iran and Hezbollah are preparing to withdraw troops from a southern Syria region close to the Israeli border after Russian intervention, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.
Citing “a number of reliable sources” the war monitor said that Iranian advisers and Hezbollah fighters will vacate from two provinces in the area of Daraa and Quneitra near to the Israeli party of the Golan Heights. Continue Reading »
Interviewed with Russia Today news channel, Syrian President Bashar Assad accused Israel of propagating ‘lies’ about Iranian military involvement on his territory, adding, “In the attack a few weeks ago, they [Israel] said they [the IDF] had attacked Iranian bases … How can they say this? It’s a lie.” – WATCH Interview
By Ynet and Associated Press
Syrian President Bashar Assad has rebuffed claims of an Iranian military presence in his country, while accusing Israel of launching attacks on his territory and of propagating “lies” about its massive aerial offensive launched earlier in May.
“Israel is attacking us, but we are only becoming stronger and improving our defenses even more,” he said in an interview with Russia Today. Continue Reading »
According to a Russian media report, Foreign Minister Lavrov said Putin’s government is prepared to back Israeli demands that Iranian and Iranian-backed forces (Hezbollah) be kept away at least 37 miles from the Israeli frontier, in the hopes of avoiding further confrontations between their military and Israel’s.
By David Rosenberg
Iran’s allies are mulling limitations on Revolutionary Guard activity in Syrian territory, and may have already begun blocking Iranian access to military facilities in the hopes of avoiding future confrontations with Israel.
Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, suggested Monday afternoon that his country would accept Israel’s demand that Iranian forces not occupy positions close to the Israeli border. Continue Reading »
After the IDF response to the Syrian mortar fired on Israel, an Army spokesperson said, “The IDF views the Syrian regime as responsible for everything in its territory and will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents.”
Mainstream media is neglecting how Arabs are turning to social media, acknowledging a common foe in Iran & Hezbollah, and how it’s bringing Israel and much of the Arab world together.
By Israel Today Staff
While Syria, Iran and Russia are busy threatening Israel over its alleged strike on an Iranian air base in central Syria, much of the Arab world is encouraging the Jewish State to keep up the pressure.
Most of the Arab world views Iran as a major threat, just as Israel does. The Islamic Republic seeks regional hegemony, and its military foothold in Syria is cause for serious concern. Continue Reading »
An Israeli military spokesman had no immediate comment to foreign charges that IAF jets left 14 dead, including Iranians, after the Syrian T4 airport was attacked by missiles launched from F-15 fighter-jets.
By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
The Russian Ministry of Defense accused Israel of bombing an air base in Syria overnight, the Russian news agency Interfax reported on Monday. Syrian state media also accused Israel of carrying out the strike.
Russia said Syrian air defense systems shot down five of eight missiles fired by two Israeli F-15 combat jets from Lebanese air space, Interfax said.
“The Israeli aggression on the T4 airport was carried out with F-15 planes that fired several missiles from above Lebanese land,” Syrian state news agency SANA said. Continue Reading »
Syrian intelligence agencies left flabbergasted after many covert, secret military installations were destroyed by Israeli jets that retaliated, hitting targets in 4 Iranian & 8 Syrian bases after an IAF F-16 was downed over the Galilee.
By Israel Today Staff
That sparked a full day of devastating Israeli aerial assaults on Iranian and Syrian military installations.
According to IDF officials, four Iranian and eight Syrian bases were hit, including Syria’s main command and control bunker.
Many of those installations were covert in nature.
“They, and we, know what we hit and it will take them some time to digest, understand, and ask how Israel knew how to hit those sites,” Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz told Army Radio. Continue Reading »
Air raid sirens activated in Israel’s Golan Heights, Upper Galilee, warning residents of potential incoming rocket strikes following IDF destroying an enemy drone and then its Iranian command & control base in Syria.
In a major flare up on Israel’s northern border, Israel carried out a large-scale attack against Syrian air defenses and Iranian targets in the war-torn country after an Israeli F-16 crashed during operations to strike Iranian targets in Syria early Saturday morning.
The operation, which was carried out by eight Israeli jets, struck 12 targets in Syria including thee Syrians SA5 and SA17 air defense batteries and four Iranian targets near the town of Kiswah, which is home to Syria’s 1st armored division and part of the Islamic Republic’s buildup in Syria. Continue Reading »
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