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IDF retaliatory strike destroys Syrian mortar position that fired on Israel

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.”

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM

 

The IDF fired on a Syrian-regime position after a mortar shell landed near the security fence on the northern Golan Heights on Monday, the army announced.

The shell, which hit Israeli territory, is believed to be spillover from fighting across the border in Syria.

AN IDF M109 self-propelled 155 mm artillery fire (file) – Photo IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

In response, the IDF fired a precision artillery strike on a Syrian military position in the area from which the mortar was fired. Continue Reading »

Arabs Turn to Social Media to Praise Israel for Confronting Iran, Striking Syria

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 »

First US, now Israel accused by Russia of attacking Syrian air-base

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 »

Israeli Jets Deliver Devastating Response to Syria After IAF’s F-16 Shot Down

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 »

Northern Israel on alert after IAF jet hit following Iranian targets destroyed in Syria

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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.

By ANNA AHRONHEIM, BECKY BROTHMAN

 

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 »

Assad’s threats ignored: Iranian base in Syria hit by multiple missiles, assumed Israeli

Reports by Syrian media say that the target of another “Israeli aggression” was an Iranian base in the Jamaraya region.

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 

Syrian air defense intercepted several Israeli missiles targeting an Iranian base west of the capital of Damascus, Syrian state media said Wednesday.

Describing it as “a new Israeli aggression,” Syria’s official news agency SANA said Israeli fighter jets flying in Lebanese airspace fired a number of missiles towards the area of Jamraya research center targeting an Iranian base.

Syrian scientific facility in Jamraya, North-West of Damascus – Google Maps

“This blatant aggression comes in the context of desperate attempts to raise the morale of terrorist organizations that are falling apart” read a statement by the Syrian army, adding that dozens of field and intelligence reports confirm the close link between the Israeli enemy entity and the terrorist organizations in Syria.”

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While a number of missiles did hit their intended targets, several others were intercepted by the Syrian air defenses, the report said. Continue Reading »

Assad sends threat to Netanyahu: ‘Next time we’ll attack Ben Gurion airport’

Russian President Putin passes a ‘message’ from Assad to PM Netanyahu: ‘Syrian honor is above all else. Attack us one more time, we’ll launch Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport.’

By Mordechai Sones

 

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad today sent a threat to Israel through Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that if Israel attacked targets in the country again, Syria would respond by firing Scud missiles at Ben-Gurion Airport. “Syrian honor is above all else,” Assad told Putin, who replied that he would convey the message to Israel.

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and President Vladimir Putin of Russia met in Moscow to discuss the military operations in Syria.

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Syrian Army: Israeli jets fired on Damascus-area base

In a news statement made on Syrian state TV, Israeli jets attacked Syrian territory 3 times early Tuesday morning along with ground-to-ground missiles, causing damage to what rebels called on social media, ‘arms depots.’
– The news statement said Syrian air defenses hit one of the IAF planes.

By Liad Osmo, Reuters

 

Israel attacked Syrian territory three times early on Tuesday with jets and ground-to-ground missiles, Syria’s army said in a statement carried by state television.The army said Israeli jets fired missiles at the Al-Qutaifa area near Damascus from inside Lebanese airspace at 2:40 am, and that Syrian air defenses hit one of the planes. Continue Reading »

“Operation Good Neighbor”: IDF’s effort to provide humanitarian aid to the Syrians

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IDF’s “Operation Good Neighbor,” first revealed this past July, was initiated as an ad-hoc solution to treat Syrians who came to Israel’s border fence seeking immediate medical attention from IDF soldiers, then expanded into an organized governmental mission in June 2016, as Syria’s humanitarian needs grew.

By IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

 

Over four years ago, an injured Syrian came to the border asking for medical help from the IDF. Back then, there was no policy,  just a commander’s on-the-spot decision to provide care to an injured civilian. Since then, the aid has continued on a near daily basis. Continue Reading »

IDF tank fires 2nd ‘warning shot’ in response to Syrian 1974 ceasefire violation

Tension escalates in the northern Golan as IDF tank fires a second ‘warning shot’ at a Syrian military position along its border after spotting construction work that’s in violation to the 1974 UN ceasefire agreement.

By Yoav Zitun

 

An IDF tank fired another warning shot on a Syrian military position Sunday evening in the northern Golan Heights, a day after another tank opened fire near the Druze village of Hader in Syria as Israel discovered the Syrian army was conducting construction along their border.

IDF tanks in the Golan Heights – Photo: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit

The IDF says Syria violated the 1974 ceasefire agreement on the Golan Heights by using heavy tools to fortify a military post in the demilitarized zone between the countries. Continue Reading »

Operation “Good Neighbor” – Israel supplies humanitarian aid to 200k Syrians in Golan Heights

While it’s no secret over 3,000 wounded Syrians, including hundreds of children, have been treated in Israeli hospitals, just a few are aware of Operation ‘Good Neighbor’ with the IDF distributing baby food, medicine, generators, school supplies to 200,000 civilians on Israel’s north-east border, in the Syrian Golan Heights.

By Adi Hashmonai

 

Four and a half years after Israel first gave aid to Syrians injured in the civil war ravaging the country, Ziv Medical Center in Safed Director Dr. Salman Zarka says the move is “a clear message to the world that Israelis are humane, extending a helping hand and successfully saving our enemies’ lives too.”

Israel puts White House on notice: If necessary, Israel will attack Syria again

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, warns gathering of senior US officials, Israel has, and will continue unencumbered to respond with force in Syria whenever PM Netanyahu’s 2 ‘red-lines’ are crossed.

By Israel Today Staff

 

Israel sent a clear message to the Trump Administration that it will not hesitate to again attack neighboring Syria if forces embroiled in a bloody civil war there cross two red lines.

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer condemns Obama’s backstabbing. – Screenshot: YouTube

Speaking at a pre-Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) gathering that included a large number of senior US officials, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, stated:

“Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been very clear about Israeli red lines in Syria, and Israel has acted to enforce those red lines.”

Those red lines are the transfer of “game-changing” weapons from the Syrian regime to its Hezbollah allies, and the establishment of an Iranian “beach head” in Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel admits to sending tons of food, clothing, fuel and aid to Syrian refugees

The IDF revealed that it has been providing humanitarian aid, including half a million liters of diesel fuel and dozens of generators to about 200,000 Syrian citizens living in 80 villages and towns in the Syrian Golan Heights that is controlled by ‘friendly’ rebel groups, not affiliated with ISIS.

By Yoav Zitun & AFP

 

The IDF revealed Wednesday the scope of humanitarian aid that it helps provide the victims of the civil war in Syria. These efforts included transporting about half a million liters of diesel fuel, 360 tons of food, 77 tons of clothing and shoes, as well as dozens of generators and water delivery systems. Continue Reading »

Wall Street Journal: Israel secretly supplies Syrian rebel groups

 

The WSJ reports that Israel’s policy is to ensure that Iranian-allied militant groups operating in Syria, most notably Hezbollah, are kept away from Israeli territory, including the Golan Heights.

By i24NEWS

 

Israel has been supplying Syrian rebel groups in the Golan Heights with funding, medical supplies, food and hard cash in an effort to create a security buffer to protect the country’s border from the maelstrom of the Syrian civil war, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) set up a military unit that is specifically tasked with supporting certain independent rebel groups who are not currently backed by Western powers, the Journal reported, adding that Israel provides money which the groups use to pay fighters and buy weapons. Continue Reading »

Israelis send medicines & emergency medical supplies to Syrian children

 

Just Beyond Our Border’s members came together on social media, people from all over Israel, including religious settlers from the West Bank, and they just raised over NIS 2 million in crowd funding campaigns to buy medical supplies for children suffering in Syria’s civil war.

By Assaf Kamar

 

There is excitement in the air as members of the Just Beyond Our Border group box hundreds of different types of medicine and medical equipment for children affected by the civil war in Syria.

One of the activists, Yotvat Fireaizen Weil, is putting stickers with the group’s logo on the boxes, their name appearing in Hebrew, English and Arabic. Continue Reading »