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    More Israeli aggression

    (Reuters) - Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons.

    The Syrian army said in a statement carried by state television that Israeli jets fired missiles at the al-Qutaifa area near Damascus from inside Lebanese airspace at 2:40 a.m. (0040 GMT) and Syrian air defenses hit one of the planes.

    Israel then fired rockets from the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, but the Syrian defenses brought them down, the army said, adding that Israeli jets fired a final barrage of four rockets from inside Israel, one of which was intercepted by Syrian air defenses while the others caused material damage.

    Israel has pledged to prevent Syrian territory being used for Iran to set up bases or transfer high-quality weaponry to Lebanon's Hezbollah group, which has been helping Damascus beat back a six-year-old rebellion.

    The Israeli military declined to comment. Although the Israeli air force chief last August disclosed that his corps had struck in Syria around 100 times, Israel's policy is generally not to confirm or deny such operations.

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in answer to a reporter's question about the strikes that Israel's policy was to stop Hezbollah moving "game-changing weapons" out of Syria.

    "We back it up as necessary with action," he said, without explicitly confirming Israel carried out Tuesday's strikes.

    In its statement, the Syrian army repeated previous warnings of serious repercussions for the strikes and repeated its past accusation that Israel was using attacks to support militant groups in Syria.

    A European diplomat speaking earlier this week said there was an understanding between the United States and Russia that Hezbollah and other foreign fighters would be removed from the area in Syria close to the Israeli border.

    "I don't think that has happened very much up till now and that is a source of concern," the diplomat said.
    Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles | Article [AMP] | Reuters

    If Russia started shooting missiles at Ukraine or something, the West would lose their minds. But, Israel can attack anyone they want, with full support. As always. At least, it seems Syria's defenses are growing stronger to deal with this shit... Thanks to Russia, no doubt...

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    Read the article carefully... There's no mention of exactly what the Israeli missiles hit. Why would Syria withhold such a salient piece of information, unless it was incriminating?
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    From your article.
    "A European diplomat speaking earlier this week said there was an understanding between the United States and Russia that Hezbollah and other foreign fighters would be removed from the area in Syria close to the Israeli border.

    "I don't think that has happened very much up till now and that is a source of concern," the diplomat said."

    Then there's this
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/netany...rom-hezbollah/

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    Syria says Israel hits its territory with jets, missiles | Article [AMP] | Reuters

    If Russia started shooting missiles at Ukraine or something, the West would lose their minds. But, Israel can attack anyone they want, with full support. As always. At least, it seems Syria's defenses are growing stronger to deal with this shit... Thanks to Russia, no doubt...
    To some of our people, Israel is as pure as the driven snow. They can do no wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    To some of our people, Israel is as pure as the driven snow. They can do no wrong.
    Evangelicals need them protected so they can all die during the rapture...
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    From the opening paragraph of the article:

    "... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons."

    Syria has long been a conduit through which Iranian weapons are transported to Hezbollah. In fact, the whole quoted portion of the article focuses on this aspect of the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    From the opening paragraph of the article:

    "... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons."

    Syria has long been a conduit through which Iranian weapons are transported to Hezbollah. In fact, the whole quoted portion of the article focuses on this aspect of the situation.
    I'm sure Israel can always find a reason to attack Palestine, just like the Palestinians always find a reason to attack Israel. It has been going on forever and it's not going to stop anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    I'm sure Israel can always find a reason to attack Palestine, just like the Palestinians always find a reason to attack Israel. It has been going on forever and it's not going to stop anytime soon.
    Since the Bronze Age...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    I'm sure Israel can always find a reason to attack Palestine, just like the Palestinians always find a reason to attack Israel. It has been going on forever and it's not going to stop anytime soon.
    Um ... this has nothing to do with the Palestinians. Hezbollah is a Lebanese proxy for Iran, and Syria is a conduit to get weapons from the latter to the former.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    Um ... this has nothing to do with the Palestinians. Hezbollah is a Lebanese proxy for Iran, and Syria is a conduit to get weapons from the latter to the former.
    I can come up with examples of Israel actually attacking Iran:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assass...ear_scientists

    Not vise versa though.

    This is my problem. You are a lawyer in America, and yet you believe that Israel has a right to unilaterally attack other countries, in violation of international laws, to kill people in other countries too. You would likely not extend this privilege to any other country. This is your, no offense, hypocritical ethnic nationalism talking. Sorry.

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