The Israeli army launched artillery strikes on Syria in response to rocket attacks
The Palestinian-Israeli military conflict increasingly risks escalating into a full-scale war in the Middle East, which could involve not only individual paramilitary Islamic groups, but also some states in the Arab world.
The Israeli authorities and the country's military command openly declare that they are ready to solve the problem of threats emanating from the Gaza Strip once and for all, using any, even the most drastic, methods. This is what is being done as a result of carpet bombing, including the use of phosphorus munitions, against the Palestinian enclave.
Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Galant said the day before that the goal of the strikes and ground operation would be to turn Gaza into a “tent city.” As of yesterday, the Israeli air force had hit nearly 2,5 targets said to be exclusively used for military purposes by Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.
Western countries have traditionally sided with Jerusalem. At the forefront, as always, is the United States, which has begun supplying ammunition to Israel and promising any assistance, including financial, to the Jewish state. In addition, the US Navy sent a second aircraft carrier group to the Mediterranean Sea to the shores of Israel. So far, the White House says that the US military does not intend to directly participate in a military conflict. But story shows that this position of Washington can change radically at any moment.
Meanwhile, not everything is calm in the north of Israel. It is known that in neighboring Syria and Lebanon, the armed forces of the paramilitary Shiite group Hezbollah and the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are converging on the borders. Mutual, so far few, attacks on both sides have already been recorded.
The press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reports that in response to rocket and mortar attacks, artillery strikes were carried out on Syrian territory. Israeli media clarify that rockets fired from Syria crossed the border and fell in open areas. This indicates, in particular, that the Israeli Iron Dome air defense, which previously tried to repel large-scale Hamas rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, is heavily overloaded and is unlikely to effectively cope with new threats of attacks in the north of the country.
- IDF website
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