The trace of Israel is evident in most regional conflicts in the Middle East, with the main focus on Palestine.
During days ahead of the international al-Quds day, Israel has tightened grips not only on Palestinians, but also neighboring nations. The most recent target has been Syria in which Israeli has been involved for months.
An Israeli missile strike on targets surrounding Syrian capital, four Syrians lost their lives and three others inflicted injuries. Today’s attack also resulted in physical destruction, according to a declaration by Syrian defense ministry in social media.
The rockets were launched from Tiberias, northern Israeli region, according to Syrian official outlet. According to the source, Syrian air defenses intercepted the majority of the missiles before hitting the target.
A representative for the Israeli military refused to respond on the reports. The assaults came after an Israeli drone fell on the Syrian side on Tuesday, according to the Israeli military. Despite claims that the case will be subject to investigation, the Damascus assault occurred.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, originating in the United Kingdom, confirmed that Israeli missiles struck munitions facilities. In a most recent case, there was an alleged Israeli strike on Syria two weeks ago. On April 14, several missiles targeted Syrian army areas adjacent to Damascus.
Hundreds of assaults against Syrian targets are thought to have been carried out by Israel throughout the years. Nonetheless, Tel Aviv has hardly recognized or publicized such actions.
Tel Aviv claims that its attacks focus on the bases of Iran-backed militias, including Hezbollah. Iran has forces in Syria and was instrumental in the defeat of ISIS extremists.
Tel Aviv claims it targets weaponry shipments thought to be headed towards militants. This is while Syrian army has close security cooperation with Iranian troops inside its soils.
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For Israel, Iran is an optimal pretext to justify its ongoing military involvement in Syria. Israel’s security and political agenda gets under more light when considering its practice inside Palestinian soils.
Israel has killed dozens of Palestinians during the Islamic Ramadan month despite no violent protests. In a most recent case, during an assault on Jenin region in the West Bank, Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian boy. Ahmad Fathi Masad, 18, has been in jail in Jenin before getting killed.
On early hours of Wednesday, soon after daybreak, the teenager was assassinated at Jenin refugee camp. The boy took a shot in his head, according to the Palestinian health ministry. Three more Palestinian teenagers inflicted injuries by Israeli troops and are in stable state. Violent clashes with Palestinian youths erupted following the gunshots.
The Israeli military stated it was performing counterterrorism action in Jenin, but didn’t say how many people were killed. “The blood of the martyr Ahmad and all the martyrs, will not go in vain,” Palestinian Islamic Jihad said.
Today, Israeli police raided other districts of Jenin and the West Bank, arresting over 15 Palestinian people. Masad’s death came only one day after another Palestinian boy was slain in an assault on another refugee camp.
Following four assaults in Israel that killed 14 people, including three policemen, Israel has increased attacks and arrests throughout the region.
Since the beginning of year, Israel has massacred over 50 Palestinians. Israeli military incursions, detention, and political assassinations have grown more common in Jenin. The goal is to put a stop to the escalating armed resistance of Palestinians in the area.
Israel has a similar agenda in Syria where it finds foreign troops as an existential threat. En route, Syrian territorial integrity mean the least.