Iran attempts to bomb Israel; Israel destroys Iranian positions in Syria

Posted May 11, 2018

But unlike Russian Federation and Iran, Israel has done little to sway the outcome of Syria's civil war.

"But I can say that in terms of our objective, we focussed less on personnel and more on capabilities and inflict long-term damage on the Iranian military establishment in Syria". "If we have rain, there will be a flood in them".

He reiterated Israel's stance that this latest offensive was not an ongoing operation, adding: "I hope this chapter is over, and everyone understands the situation, and we won't have to spend nights in situation rooms".

Indeed, in the two days since Trump's decision, Iran and Israel-a fierce supporter of Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal-have already edged closer to direct conflict, after Israel retaliated to Iranian missile strikes on the Golan Heights by targeting Tehran's forces in Syria. The Syrian army claimed that only three people had been killed, although the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported 23 fatalities, 18 of them foreigners. Israel has staged the longest military occupation in modern history, operating as a de facto apartheid state, while bad actors like the Iranian Revolutionary Guard have taken advantage of the position Israel put itself in, and exploited the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for their own gains while threatening a population of 8.5 million packed into a space the size of New Jersey. It said the strikes destroyed a radar station and an ammunition warehouse, and damaged a number of air defense units. The strike reportedly killed nine pro-Iranian fighters.

Israel captured the Golan Heights in the 1967 war and annexed it in 1981, in a move not recognized internationally. The explosions were followed by sporadic fire into the early morning hours.

Both Russia and Iran have provided crucial military support to Assad's forces. But Israel and Russian Federation have maintained close communications to prevent their air forces from coming into conflict.

On Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has provided massive military and diplomatic backing to Assad's regime.

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"This is all very alarming, it causes concern". "The escalation of the last hours shows us that it's really about war and peace", warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

It was nearly certainly in retaliation for that episode - and other Israeli attacks in April - that Iran's Quds force, an elite unit of the Revolutionary Guards, sent rocket fire in Israel's direction on Wednesday night.

In a rare public gesture by an Arab government, Bahrain expressed its support for the Israeli air raids. "This is what we have done and this is what we will continue to do", he asserted.

"Should there be another Iranian attack, we will be prepared for it". In many ways, Iran and Israel are very similar: youthful populations who are far more progressive and tolerant than their hardline right-wing leaders who maintain an iron grip on politics within their borders. Its resources in Syria pale in comparison to the high-tech Israeli military and it could also be wary of military entanglement at a time when it is trying to salvage the worldwide nuclear deal. Israel regards Iran as its biggest threat and has repeatedly targeted Iranian forces and allied militia in Syria.

These weapons facilities have been attacked by Israel, whose government argues that Iran is using Syria as cover to build up its military capability, while striking its enemies in the region.

Inbar went on to say Iran is weaker, and their recent attempts to launch missiles into Israel may be due to fears of an American military intervention in the region. But the chairman of his country's parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Allaeddine Boroujerdi, condemned the strikes, warning that "Israel has entered a risky game". Israel responded by attacking anti-aircraft positions in Syria, but an Israeli warplane was shot down during the battle. "This is part of a structural conflict unfolding between Israel and Iran in Syria".