Syria’s Pantsir and Buk air defense missile systems were used to shoot down Israeli rockets and knocked out seven of them. The military added that there was no damage done to the airport and no casualties on the ground.
“We have complete intelligence superiority in this area. We enjoy complete aerial superiority. We have strong deterrence and we have the justification to act.” – Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, Israel’s chief of staff.
“The results of the aggression so far were limited to a strike on one of the warehouses at Damascus airport,” the SANA news agency cited a military source as saying. The attack took place at 11:15 p.m.(2115 GMT), it said.
Ir Amim, an Israeli NGO opposing Israel’s settlement expansion activities, warned that the Apartheid Road road facilitates settlers’ commute at the expense of Palestinian communities.
Some 500,000 Israelis live in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which was also captured by Israel in the 1967 conflict. The two areas are home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.
“Iraq is under growing influence of the (covert Iranian foreign operations unit) Qods Force and Iran,” Major-General Tamir Hayman, the chief of Israeli military intelligence chief, told a conference in Tel Aviv.
Benny Gantz poses the toughest challenge to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s bid for reelection next year formally established a political party. Benjamin Netanyahu is running for a fifth term under the shadow of three corruption investigations.
“Our air defences confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli war planes from above the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets,” the Syrian military source said.
Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu is enmeshed in three graft cases and denies any wrongdoing. He is awaiting a decision by Israel’s attorney-general on whether to accept police recommendations to bring criminal charges against him.
“The leaders of the coalition decided unanimously to dissolve parliament and go to a new election in early April,” the spokesman wrote on Twitter, quoting from a statement issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s political partners.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Israeli military will “intensify” its activity in Syria to prevent Iranian entrenchment following the withdrawal of American forces from the country.
The missiles “can reach anywhere in the area and any target. This is the offensive power of Israel which is very important for us in all sectors,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated.
“What can we do? This is an enemy who thinks that by doing such actions they will terrorize us and make us fear them. On the contrary, our animosity becomes stronger, and with it our perseverance and strength,” said Islam Abu Humaid’s mother, Latifa Abu Humaid.
“The Australian government has decided that Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem, as the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.