After Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed fighter jets to a Damascus-Beiruit highway Wednesday targeting a Syrian military convoy – while launching another one of its sorties for an aerial assault on a weapons warehouse outside of Damascus – an imminent Israeli attack is being anticipated to hit the heart of the Syrian capital – soon.
The IDF’s two moves – reported by the London-based Rai al-Youm – to prevent the Islamic terrorist group Hezbollah, which serves as Iran’s jihadist operation working out of Lebanon, are part of a continued effort to keep militant Islamic buildups from structuring around Israel’s border.
No backing down
Offensive strikes to keep surrounding jihadist activities from threatening the Jewish State are expected to be a normal exercise moving forward, with the Powder Keg of the Middle East continuing to threaten Israel’s very existence.
“Israel has consistently stated it will not allow advanced weapons systems to be delivered to Hezbollah, including but not limited to long-range missiles and air defense systems,” CBN News reports.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu publicly stated that aggressive military action used to counter the Islamic enemy will continue in order to ensure Israel’s national security.
"We are proud that in the stormy and volatile Middle East, we were able to maintain relative calm and relative safety in Israel," Netanyahu stated.
He maintained that no matter where threats pop up, Israel is prepared to eradicate them at any cost.
"We act when we should act – including here, across the border, in dozens of attacks – to prevent Hezbollah from acquiring game-changing weaponry," the Israeli leader assured.
Netanyahu made no apologies for Israel’s persistence to boldly protect the Holy Land – with or without the permission or assistance of the global community.
"This is our country, and we need to defend it,” the prime minister proclaimed. “Nobody else will defend it, except us."
Blame game against Israel
In a routine gesture, the Syrian government accepted no responsibility for Israel’s Wednesday airstrikes, and instead blamed Israel for committing unprovoked acts of aggression.
"The criminal attack carried out by the Zionist entity's military was intended to divert attention from Syria's army's successes opposite the terrorists – Israel's allies – working in the country, with [the] aim of boosting the morale of the terrorist organizations dealt defeats in the battles against the Syrian army," the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) claimed in a report.
Because Israel has communicated with Russia over the Syrian civil war to ensure that mix-ups do not occur between their efforts to end the violence, the media has reportedly – and falsely – assumed that the two nations worked together in the mid-week attack.
“There was also media speculation that Israel coordinated the airstrikes with Russia,” CBN News’ Tzippe Barrow announced. “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin shortly after Russia announced its plans vis-à-vis Syria. They've met and spoken by phone several times since to avoid any mishap between Israeli and Russian air forces.”
As OneNewsNow reported earlier this week, the IDF quashed a jihadist attack just days before its Wednesday aerial attack, when four ISIS terrorists sprayed Israel’s Givati Brigade soldiers with machine gun fire and mortar shells . The Israeli soldiers returned fire, and a quick Israeli airstrike ensured, which obliterated the four ISIS terrorists’ truck, killing all on board.