Isra-Hell Strikes Syrian Army After Stray Shells Land In Golan

DW News    Posted Sun. Eve., June 25, 2017

The Israeli military on Sunday said it targeted two artillery positions and an ammunitions truck belonging to the Syrian regime after errant fire landed in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, the second such incident in two days.

The stray shells landed in an open area and no casualties were reported. Syria’s military confirmed one of its posts was attacked in what it said was Israeli support for terrorist groups.

On Saturday, an Israeli aircraft carried out strikes in Syria after 10 projectiles landed in the Golan Heights. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a video on Twitter showing airstrikes on a Syrian army with a heavy machine gun position and two tanks.

Israel said the errant fire caused no damage or casualties but constituted an “unacceptable breach” of sovereignty.

“We have no intention of allowing the breech of our sovereignty and harming of our security to go unpassed,” said Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday. “As far as we are concerned, the Assad regime is responsible for what is happening in its territory and it will continue to bear the consequences if such events repeat themselves.”

The incidents occurred as forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad battle rebels including hard line Islamist factions tied to al-Qaeda and the so-called “Islamic State” (IS) in Quneitra province, bordering on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

Syria’s state-run media SANA reported that the army repelled an attack from al-Qaeda linked rebels near Baath city on Saturday when the “Israeli enemy” attacked, causing damage to buildings and unknown casualties. It accused Israel of supporting terrorist organizations.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said two Syrian soldiers were killed in the attack.  It also reported fighting in Quneitra between the Syrian army and rebels.

Israel annexed a large part of the Golan Heights after capturing it from Syria in the Six-Day War of 1967 and later annexed the territory in a move not recognized by the international community.

Israeli contacts with rebels

The Israeli side of the Golan has been hit occasionally by what is believed to be stray fire from fighting in Syria, prompting retaliatory fire into Syria.

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors a ceasefire between Syria and Israel along a buffer zone, has accused rebel groups fighting in Quneitra of deliberately firing on the Syrian army from close to the ceasefire line to avoid retaliatory fire.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu earlier this week denied Israel provides support to Syrian rebels after the Wall Street Journal reported a special Israeli unit was providing aid to rebels.

The US paper, citing multiple rebel commanders and Israelis familiar with the strategy, said Israel has for years provided rebels with cash, food, fuel and medical treatment in order to create a friendly force along a buffer zone to separate it from Iranian and Hezbollah forces backing the Assad regime.

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Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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