Iran attacks Israel with rockets after deal torn up
- Author: Leroy Wright May 10, 2018,
May 10, 2018, 17:08
Trump's hard tack against the nuclear deal, while welcomed by Israel, has stirred fears of a possible regional flare-up. The Syrian Observatory said the casualty number from Tuesday's strike is likely to go up because of a large number of people who were wounded and a number of people who are missing.
The shells were fired from the Israeli-controlled area towards the city of Baath in northern Quneitra, Syria's state SANA news agency reported.
SANA is full of it.
According to the Israeli military, Iran's Quds Force, the expeditionary unit of the Revolutionary Guards, launched 20 artillery rockets into the Golan Heights.
A Syrian military source, state media and a monitoring group said Israeli missiles were earlier targeting regime sites in the Queintra region on the Syrian side of the border. The report could not be independently confirmed.
Israel says four of the rockets were intercepted, and none of the others reached Israeli targets.
The reported showdown comes just a day after Israeli forces struck a Syrian army position in the south of Damascus.
The Israeli forces informed Russian Federation of the planned airstrikes on Syria in retaliation for an Iranian salvo, a Zionist military spokesman said. The Israeli military has refused to comment.
In addition, the deployed air defense systems and troops are on high alert to attack.
Following Trump's announcement, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman met with the heads of Israel's armed services in the military's Tel Aviv headquarters to discuss the security situation, his office said. Neither the Iranian ballistic missiles issues nor the fact that Trump personally tries to destroy everything that the Barack Obama administration has achieved, including the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in Vienna in 2015, are the main reasons for leaving the deal. Iran has vowed retaliation for the strike. When Hamas fires a couple of homemade rockets into Israel, the IDF hits back disproportionately hard.
Israel and Iran are "on a collision path. Iran wants to stay in Syria". As an example, the two adversaries have been participated in a bloody and overt battle in Syria, where Mr. Netanyahu states Iran is bent upon demonstrating an offensive threat to Israel with drones, precision-guided missiles and Shiite militia members below hierarchical direction.