Israel Attacks Syrian Army for the 10,000th Time After Syrian Shell Allegedly Lands in Israeli-Occupied Syria

Israel just being Israel. Again. For the second day in a row.

Sun, Jun 25, 2017
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Israel strikes Syrian army in second flare-up in two days. Pictured: Smoke billows from the Syrian side of the border, Golan Heights, Israel, June 25 / AFP
Israel strikes Syrian army in second flare-up in two days. Pictured: Smoke billows from the Syrian side of the border, Golan Heights, Israel, June 25 / AFP

Sweet mercy, are we not even allowed to have one day of calm and decency per week? Is that too much to ask? Your RI editors retreated to the countryside for the weekend, and were about to fire up the barbecue to make some tasty shashlik, but then, like clockwork, "Israel". Why are we not even remotely surprised?

Via Haaretz:

Israel attacked a Syrian army units in the northern Golan Heights on Sunday after errant fire from the Syrian side spilled over into Israeli territory, the second cross-border flare-up in two days.

The Israeli army struck a Syrian army ammunition truck and two artillery guns in the Syrian Golan, the army confirmed after Syrian and Lebanese news outlets reported the attack.

"The IDF is not a side to the internal fight in Syria and isn't involved in it. However, it views with severity any attempt to harm the sovereignty of Israel and the safety of its citizens and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what transpires in its territory," the IDF said in a statement.

The army also instructed civilians to steer clear of open areas in the Israeli side, opposite the Syrian town of Quneitra, where rebels and Syrian army troops are fighting.

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Two quick points:

  1. Israel is deeply invested in the war being waged against the Syrian people. In fact, Israel is backing "moderate rebels" in Syria and using them to create a buffer zone to protect their beloved occupied Golan Heights. Those "rebels" fighting in Quneitra? Yeah—they're Israeli proxies. Even the Wall Street Journal has written about it. 
     
  2. The "sovereignty of Israel" is being threatened? The alleged Syrian shells, which caused zero damage, landed in Israeli-occupied Syria

 

Here's our report from yesterday about an almost identical act of Israeli scumbaggery. Should we assume this will be happening every day now?

Try to enjoy the rest of your Sunday. 

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