Tag Archive for Syria

Syria Reports: Israel Air Force strikes joint Hezbollah-Assad military position in Syria


Syria media outlets report Israeli Air Force bombed a joint Syrian-Hezbollah military position in the mountainous Qalamoun region
• Meanwhile the IAF also hit a Hamas target in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier rocket fire on Israel.

By Gadi Golan, Lilach Shoval & Daniel Siryot


Syrian media outlets reported on Monday that the Israeli Air Force had struck a joint Hezbollah and Syrian military position post in the mountainous Qalamoun region near Syria’s border with Lebanon. Israel did not comment on the reports.

Meanwhile, the IAF on Monday night struck a Hamas military site in the Gaza Strip in retaliation to a rocket that was fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Monday morning. Continue Reading »

WATCH: A Syrian Rebel Leader Says ‘Israel Can Assist Our People More’


view videoDr. Kamal al-Labwani, one of the most prominent members of the Syrian opposition movement, says Israel should accept a diplomatic role in finding a solution to the Syrian crisis.



The events that are unfolding in Syria today are premeditated and organized crimes against humanity perpetrated by regimes and countries that are competing between themselves over regional control and influence.

Israel must denounce and condemn the crimes against humanity that are taking place in Syria. This is especially true in light of the fact that the Jewish people were the victims of such crimes and are well aware of the importance of international cooperation and humanitarian aid in such situations. Continue Reading »

Reveled: Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels On Condition They Don’t Attack Druze Towns

Israel’s Defense Minister Yaalon: ‘Rebels near Israel’s border receive humanitarian aid on condition that they don’t attack Druze and block terrorists.’

By Gil Ronen and Ari Soffer


Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Monday that Israel is offering humanitarian assistance to Syrian rebels near the border, “on condition that they prevent terrorist organizations from nearing the border fence and that they refrain from attacking Druze.”

Yaalon was speaking at a briefing for Israel’s diplomatic correspondents. He said that the rebels are taking over the Golan and defeating Syrian strongman Bashar al Assad.

Regarding the Druze in Israel and Syria, Yaalon said that surprisingly: “No terror attacks [against Israel] have emanated from the area under rebel control, but there have been terror attacks from the area under Druze control.”

He also said that last week’s lynch attack on wounded Syrians by Israeli Druze, and some statements made by Druze leaders, had “caused a lot of damage,” but he praised the head of the Druze sect in Israel, Muafak Tarif, and the heads of Druze municipal councils, for the way they have been handling themselves. Continue Reading »

Natanyahu warns Israel’s enemies: ‘Don’t threaten IDF soldiers. We will respond with force.’

By i24news


The Israeli military thwarted an attack on the Israeli-Syrian border on Sunday night, killing four terrorists in the process.

According to the IDF, a group of armed terrorists approached the border with an explosive device near the border town of Majdal Shams, which was intended to be detonated against IDF troops. In response, an IAF aircraft targeted the group and prevented the attack.

The IDF said in an official statement that it will not “tolerate any attempt to harm or violate Israeli sovereignty.”


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the events in the north. Continue Reading »

Al-Jazeera reports: Israel’s Jets destroys missile bases in Syria

According to Al-Jazeera report, IAF fighter jets bombed bases along the Al-Qalamoun mountains, where long-range missiles are housed.
IDF responds to queries: “We do not comment on foreign reports.”



Israel Air Force fighter jets struck Syrian military bases housing long-range missiles on Friday, the Qatari Al-Jazeera satellite television network said on Saturday.

IAF F-16 fighter jet – Photo: IDF SPOKESMAN’S OFFICE

According to the report, the bases, near the Syrian-Lebanese border, belong to Assad regime brigades that possess weapons such as Scud missiles. The attacks allegedly targeted multiple targets in the area.

The IDF Spokesman said, “We do not comment on foreign reports.”

International media reports have said that Israel intercepted attempts by Syria and Iran to smuggle advanced weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon on multiple occasions throughout 2013 and 2014. Continue Reading »

After attack, PM Netanyahu warns Hezbollah: Don’t test Israel

Israel’s Prime Minister says, ‘IDF is prepared to act strongly on all fronts’.
Defense Minister Ya’alon says, ‘we will respond forcefully and with determination’.



Prime Minister Netanyahu warned Israel’s opponents in the north to take the summer war with Gaza as an example of the magnitude of IDF retaliation for Wednesday attack, which saw Hezbollah forces wound four IDF soldiers in an attack on northern Israel.

“At this moment, the IDF is responding to events in the north. To everyone who is trying to challenge us at the northern border, I recommend for them look what happened there, not far from the city of Sderot, in Gaza. Continue Reading »

7 IDF soldiers Injured After IDF Vehicle Hit by Hezbollah Antitank Missile

Hezbollah fires Mortar shells at IDF outposts and antitank missile hits an IDF vehicle in the Golan, in escalation.
• There are casualties and the IDF artillery is returning fire.

By Gil Ronen


An antitank missile has been fired at an IDF vehicle from the Har Dov area (Shebaa Farms) in a Hezbollah ambush Wednesday morning, and there are reportedly seven casualties, who are receiving treatment.

Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the attack, through journalist Rassan Ben Jiddo, who is close to the terrorist militia.

ZAKA emergency services initially said that three people were hurt.

The IDF spokesman said that an antitank missile was fired at an IDF vehicle that was moving along the border. 

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2 rockets fired at Israel from Syria, IDF returns fire

Druze residents from their northern Golan Heights villages reported hearing several explosions near Syrian border.
No injuries or damages reported.

By Ynet reporters


The IDF fired 20 artillery shells at Syrian positions from which rockets were launched at Israel, two of which exploded in the northern Golan Heights on Tuesday. The rockets likely hit open areas and at this stage, no injuries or damages were reported.

An IDF soldier stands atop a tank near Alonei Habashan on the Golan Heights, close to the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria. – Photo: REUTERS

Residents in Druze villages near the border reported to hearing several explosions, shortly after a Code Red rocket alert siren was sounded near the border. Continue Reading »

Iranian Confirmation: Iranian General Among Hezbollah Killed in Golan Airstrike

The strike killed Iran’s General Ali Allahdadi, plus 5 from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Jihad Mughniyeh, son of Hezbollah’s former military commander the late Imad Mughniyeh, and 5 Hezbollah terrorists, including a Hezbollah commander.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


An Israeli strike on Syria that killed six members of the Iranian-proxy Hezbollah terrorist organization also killed six Iranian solders and commanders, including an Iranian general.

“The Israeli strike killed six Iranian soldiers, including commanders, as well as the six members of Hezbollah. They were all in a convoy of three cars,” a source close to the Shia Islamist group told AFP on condition of anonymity.

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Jewish Damascus Bibles could spark ownership challenge

Decades after the Mossad smuggled the ancient Hebrew Bibles out of Syria, Israel’s national library asks court to grant it custodianship to enshrine them as “owned by the Jewish people.”

By The Associated Press & Israel Hayom Staff


Two decades after Israeli spies helped Syrian Jews whisk ancient Hebrew Bibles from Damascus to Jerusalem, Israel’s national library asked an Israeli court on Monday to grant it custodianship over the manuscripts — a move that could spark an ownership battle over some of the Syrian Jewish community’s most important treasures.

A library official shows a Jewish manuscript smuggled into Israel from Damascus in a Mossad operation in the early 1990s, in Jerusalem – Photo: AP

Known as the Crowns of Damascus, the nine leather-bound parchment books — some featuring microscopic calligraphy and gold-leaf illuminations — were written mostly in Spain and Italy between 700 and 1,000 years ago. Continue Reading »

Report: 2 Hezbollah members killed during air-strike on Syria


Arabic-language press reports alleged IAF strike targeted sites storing Russian-made advanced Syrian missiles for Hezbollah.

Moscow demands explanation.

By Roi Kais


Two Hezbollah activists were killed Sunday in what foreign sources have said was an Israeli airstrike on military targets in Syria, the Al Arabiya news channel reported Monday. The report contradicts earlier claims by Syrian security forces, who said Sunday that there had been no casualties in the attack.

Smoke trails over Syria allegedly left by IAF warplanes.

Smoke trails over Syria allegedly left by IAF warplanes.

While official Israel continues to keep mum on the daylight attack in Syria that has been attributed to it, the Arab press has in the meantime published more and more details about the alleged Israeli assault. Continue Reading »

SYRIA REPORTS: IDF warplanes strike targets near Damascus



REPORT: Israel Air Force strikes allegedly targeted S-300 missile launchers en route to Hezbollah near Damascus airport, in Dimas & near Lebanese border.


Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international airport and in the town of Dimas, near the border with Lebanon.

Alleged IDF bombing of targets in Syria. – Photo: ARAB SOCIAL MEDIA

“The Israeli enemy committed aggression against Syria by targeting two safe areas in Damascus province, in all of Dimas and near the Damascus International Airport,” state television said, adding that there were no casualties. Continue Reading »

American Rabbi: In “Dealing with Savages,” Arabs in Israel “must be vanquished”

‘There’s a war for the land of Israel that’s being waged, & the Arabs who dwell in the land of Israel are the enemy in that war,’ wrote the rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey.

By Ben Sales


JTA — The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags during a rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin

Israeli Arabs waving Palestinian flags during a rally in the northern Arab-Israeli town of Sakhnin on March 30, 2013 commemorating the 37th anniversary of ‘Land Day.’ – Photo: AFP

In the post, written Friday and titled “Dealing with Savages,” Rabbi Steven Pruzansky of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck offers suggestions that range from destroying whole Palestinian towns to uprooting the Dome of the Rock.

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Hezbollah accuses Israel of assassinating 5 nuclear engineers in Syria

Hezbollah believes that Syrian rebels, acting on behalf of Israel, were behind the killing of the 5 nuclear scientists, of which one was Iranian.


Hezbollah is blaming Israel for the deaths of five nuclear engineers, four Syrians and one Iranian, on Monday in Damascus.

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, left, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad

This file photo shows Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, left, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, right. February 25, 2010. – Photo: AP

Initial Syrian reports said that four Syrians were killed in an ambush, but later Syrian state television admitted that a fifth scientist, an Iranian, was also among the victims.

The five were killed after gunmen opened fire on their bus in an area not affected by the fighting between rebel groups and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces.

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3 Israeli Arabs reportedly entered Syria to join Islamic jihad

According to a report in a local Nazareth magazine, the families of the three men tried to have them arrested before they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border.

Four residents of Yafia, a town near Nazareth, left Israel for Turkey during Eid al-Adha earlier this month with the intent of enlisting with the rebel groups in Syria, or with the Islamic State, according to a report in a local Nazareth paper.

ISIS fighters in Raqqa, Syria.

Fighters from the Islamic State marching in Raqqa, Syria, January 2014. – Photo: AP

One of the four dropped out en route and returned home, where he told the families of the other three that they were planning to travel to Syria.

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