Friday, May 26, 2017

PROVOKING WAR: Israel Attacks Syria Again, as Syria Fires Back at Israeli Warplanes

Israel has attacked Syria again, but this time Syria actually fired back – raising concerns about this conflict blowing-out into a wider war. 

For the first time in 6 years, Israel officially acknowledged an airstrike in Syria, after a pre-down raid. However, according Syria’s military, an Israeli plane was downed and another hit another while carrying out strikes against Syria near the famed desert city of Palmyra.
“The Jewish state does not usually confirm or deny each individual raid but may have been led to do so this time by the circumstances of the incident.”
Could Israel be providing a type of air support for ISIS and other terrorists operating in Syria, particularly around Palmyra? What other reason would Israel give to intervene in an area which has been liberated from ISIS control by the Syrian Army and the Russian Airforce?
A similar conclusion could be drawn by the brutal US attack against the Syrian Army forces killing at least 80 back in September at Deir Ezzor – which allowed ISIS to advance past a position previously defended by the Syrian military.
Traditionally, the standard line Israel will give to justify attacking Syria would be to “stop Hezbollah weapons deliveries.”
Another possible motivation for Israel to raise tensions could be in order to justify an increased land-grab in the contested Golan Heights area – which UN Peacekeepers have left vacant after fleeing in 2014, leaving the area open to increased theft. Israel had illegally seized much of the area from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War and annexed it in 1981 – a move which was never recognized internationally.

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