August 20, 2015

IDF hits targets in Syria as rockets fall on northern Israel

Rebel Staff

The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) launched artillery fire at targets in Syria Thursday evening after four rockets were fired from Bashar al-Assad’s fractured country hours earlier, with Israel saying they hold Syria responsible for the attacks, the IDF has confirmed.

The four rockets, alleged to have been launched from the centre of the Syrian Golan Heights, were reported to have struck open areas in Israel’s Upper Galilee - far from the border with Syria - and Golan Heights regions. No injuries have been reported, the IDF tweeted: 

According to the Jerusalem Post, since the Syrian Civil War started in 2011, mortars and rockets have regularly fallen on Israel, but always in close proximity to the Syrian border, a status quo that allowed Israeli security personnel to consider them “spillover” from the Syrian war.

But Thursday’s strikes involved rockets fired much deeper into northern Israel.

Highlighting Iran’s proxy war with Israel, the IDF has accused the Iran-funded Islamic Jihad terror network of firing the rockets: 

Islamic Jihad had previously threatened to carry out reprisals against Israel if Mohammed Allan, an alleged member of the terror group in Israeli detention, died of a hunger strike. Reuters have reported that Allan ended his fast Wednesday after an Israeli court intervened.

The group denies carrying out the attacks.


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commented 2015-08-25 00:34:52 -0400
I can pretty much assure anyone who reads this that it was not Assad’s troops that did this. He is too busy to be opening up another front. This was likely one of the rebel factions attempting to draw Israel into the fray. In fact it very well could have been one of the western supported groups – after all does anyone truly think they can be trusted?

Having served on the Golan for a time with the UN, I know the Israelis and the Syrians used to meet with the commander of UNTSO met on a regular basis to contain and prevent cross border violence.

The rockets that were return fired were very likely aimed at the launch points as the IDF has some rather sophisticated equipment to track those incoming rockets right from the launch pad.
commented 2015-08-21 12:56:28 -0400
This thing, that we know as ‘Obama’, is slowly but surely, setting up a situation, whereas Israel will have no choice but to launch an attack against their aggressors. Conventional or Nuclear? who knows. Obama is to devious to take any positive action himself, that would be against ‘Political Correctness’ and ‘Progressive Thinking’ and would upset his Muslim Friends. I believe, he would then feel justified to launch his own attack on Israel, Conventional or Nuclear? who knows. To add to this, it is my opinion that there are people in the EU and UN who would back Obama up. WW3 is close.
The Israelis will know when the time is right. GO FOR IT ISRAEL, there are a lot of Christians out here, who will back you up. You better save a couple of Nukes for that Land Mass that used to be called America and that island that used to be called Britain.
God Bless America, God Save The Queen and Oh Canada.
commented 2015-08-21 10:20:55 -0400
It’s only to get worse, once Obama has given Iran the billions of dollars and Russia has sold arms to Iran then this will get worse. Obama has gave the Iranian government authorization to attack Israel, why else would Obama allow them to have the nuclear weapon when Iran has always said that they will wipe Israel of the face of the earth with it. Also why would they allow them to purchase billions of dollars worth of Russian military equipment as well as Obama giving Iran over a hundred billion dollars. Also why did Obama give Turkey the green light to attack the Kurds when they are they only ones trying to stop ISIS? These are the reasons why I believe Obama is giving Muslim countries the tools to destroy Israel while Israel has to defend itself by themselves because Obama, the UN, and the MSM have been pro Muslim and anti Jew, why I do not know. Israel is a democracy where the Muslim countries are not, so why would they support human rights abuse but not support a democratic country? Is it because deep down they do not want a democracy?
commented 2015-08-21 10:17:22 -0400
God’s people are not alone, we are standing with them. The final stage is being set, for Armageddon!
commented 2015-08-21 06:35:34 -0400
Lucky they’re not very smart. They couldn’t hit a target if it was painted for them. It’s a shame Israel has to engage in this. Alone.
commented 2015-08-21 05:47:50 -0400
When will the world wake up to this plaque that is spreading in the Middle East? The answer is never. Too many on the left spectrum sympathize with the Islamic states and their culture and hopes Israel will be wiped off the planet. If Harper does not win the upcoming election and Trudeau becomes the PM expect Canada to be added to the list that stands with the Islamists.
i.e.: Trudeau visiting the Al-Sunnah Al-Nabawiah mosque which is well known for its Islamic extremism and commitment to jihad and hatred towards non-Muslims.
commented 2015-08-21 02:23:24 -0400
It’s too bad Hilary Clinton wasn’t standing in close proximity to where those rockets fell !! What a scum she is !! Will the American people be fooled again by another Obama but with blonde hair and tits ?
commented 2015-08-21 02:17:13 -0400
Those countries that are not taking up the fight against the Islamic state should go down first !! When will the world wake up to this plague that is spreading in the middle east ??
commented 2015-08-21 02:13:29 -0400
If anybody doubts the third world war will be started between Israel and Islamic state….think again !!
commented 2015-08-21 01:47:43 -0400
What happened to the UN Peace Keepers in Golan Heights? Shouldn’t the UN be blamed for allowing the rockets to be fired from the “Peaceful” Muslim Region?
commented 2015-08-20 21:47:31 -0400
That didn’t take long! Go Israel, wipe them off the face of the earth.
commented 2015-08-20 20:01:14 -0400
It’s starting!! Batten down the hatches!