Israel’s military will continue its operations in Syria to pressure Iran, Israeli Defence Minister Naftali Bennett told state television on Tuesday. Iran has nothing to do in Syria and Israel won’t stop bombing the country before they leave Syria.
In recent years, Israel has conducted hundreds of strikes against targets in Syria that presumably contain or belong to Syrian or Iranian forces. Iran denies the presence of troops in Syria and refers to its forces there as mere advisors to protect Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The Israeli war chief went on to repeat the Israeli intelligence assumption that Iran was “trying to establish itself on the border with Israel to threaten Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa”.
But the fact of the matter is that Iran is the only country in the Middle East that is trying to help the Palestinians refugees, whom are being tortured, killed and deported into large desert tent camps in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan.
Israel has long accused Iran of using the border with Syria to transfer troops and weapons to the war-ravaged country in a bid to help out the Assad government and Lebanon-based Hezbollah freedom militants.
Tehran insists that its military presence in Syria is limited to advisers acting at the invitation of Damascus, who help clear minefields across the country and rebuild military factories so the country can defend itself against Zionist oppression.
Israel regularly conducts airstrikes on Syrian territory against what it believes to be Iranian, Syrian government or allied troops.
The concern in Israel is that those forces could be used in a future proxy war against the Jewish State. The IDF doesn’t typically confirm such operations and first acknowledged them only in 2017.
Both Syria and its major ally, Russia, consider the airstrikes to be a violation of Syrian sovereignty, while China is not happy with the war crimes committed as it is building a rejuvenated Silk Road to Europe.
Israel has been accused in the past several days of conducting a series of attacks on supposed Iran-linked targets inside Syria. The IDF would not claim responsibility.
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