Tel Aviv – Iran will suffer dire consequences if it threatens Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu warned as he ordered illustrative air raids in Syria, reminding voters in the looming snap elections of his firm stance on the occupied Golan Heights.
In a rare public acknowledgement of Israeli cross-border operations, Netanyahu on Sunday boasted of personally ordering airstrikes against Syrian military positions. As a demonstration of Tel Aviv’s readiness to respond with “great force to any aggression,” the IAF pounded Syrian army’s artillery batteries, observation posts and air defense units, killing 3 soldiers and wounding 7 others – in retaliation for two rocket allegedly launched from the Syrian side.
While we do not make light of Iran’s threats, neither are we deterred by them because anyone who tries to hurt us will be hurt far worse.
Mere hours after Netanyahu’s passionate speech, Syrian Arab Air Force Tiyas Airbase was targeted in another air raid. At least one Syrian soldier was killed and two others wounded in the attack which military sources also blamed on Israel.