Syria threatens to ‘strike Tel Aviv airport’ unless UNSC acts against Israel’s impunity

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Russia Today: Damascus has threatened to exercise its legitimate right for self-defense against Israeli aggression and target Tel Aviv airport in a mirror response, unless the Security Council puts an end to IDF intrusions into Syrian airspace.

Apparently fed up with years of Israeli impunity in the Syrian skies and regular strikes carried out in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport, Syria has threatened to retaliate in explicit terms.

“Isn’t time now for the UN Security Council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab Republic territories?” Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari wondered Tuesday.

Or is it required to draw the attention of the war-makers in this Council by exercising our legitimate right to defend ourself and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Civil Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv Airport?

Air strikes against alleged ‘Iranian targets’ in close proximity to Syria’s busiest airport have become a norm for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), whose former chief of staff openly confessed last month to running a large-scale bombing campaign in Syria for years. Besides causing casualties and material damage by their “near-daily” strikes, Israeli combat missions into Syria have also repeatedly endangered flights operating over the conflict-torn country.

While the IDF rarely acknowledges striking specific targets in Syria, the Russian military has been keeping a close watch on IDF maneuvers over the Arab Republic. On Christmas Day, Israeli jets endangered two civilian aircraft while engaging targets in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, noting that the IDF F-16s flew in as civilian jets were landing at Beirut and Damascus airports. In September, Israeli actions resulted in the death of 15 Russian servicemen after Israeli jets deliberately used Russian Il-20 recon plane as a cover and placed it into the path of a Syrian air defense missile.

Urging the UN Security Council to adopt measures to stop such blatant violations of Syrian sovereignty by the Jewish state, Jaafari accused France, Britain and the US – all permanent members of the world body – of endorsing Israeli aggression in breach of their responsibility to “maintain international peace and security in accordance with international law.”

Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War. While Tel Aviv refrained from extending sovereignty over the Golan for over a decade, in 1981 the Jewish state annexed the area. The Druze of the Golan were offered full Israeli citizenship under the Golan Heights Law of 1981, but only a small minority changed their allegiance from Syria to Israel. Syria repeatedly reiterated that the occupied land is an integral part of its territory, and that it will work to return it by all means necessary. Tel Aviv sees things differently.

“Israel will remain forever on the Golan Heights, and the Golan Heights will forever remain in our hands,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in November, after the US become the only state to vote alongside Israel against a symbolic, non-binding UN resolution calling on Tel Aviv to withdraw from the occupied region.

and from Sputnik News

The Permanent Representative of the Syrian Mission to the United Nations has said that Damascus might respond to an Israeli airstrike on Damascus Airport with a symmetric strike on Tel Aviv Airport.


Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari said that it was time that the United Nations Security Council took action to stop constant Israeli attacks on Syrian territory, adding that Damascus might exercise its right to self-defence and respond to the Israeli attack on Damascus Airport with a symmetric strike on Tel Aviv Airport.

“Isn’t it is the right time for this council to take the necessary measures to stop the repeated Israeli aggression against the territories of my country or should we attract the attention of the war makers in this council be exercising our legitimate right for self-defence and respond to the Israeli aggression against the Damascus International Airport by launching an aggression against Tel Aviv Airport?” Jaafari said speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East.

The Israeli Defence Forces previously disclosed a series of airstrikes that reportedly targeted Iranian-linked munitions depots, intelligence sites, a training camp, and warehouses at Damascus International Airport.At the end of the previous year Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon said in a press briefing that Israel would continue fighting Iranian troops in Syria even if the United States withdraws its forces from the country.

READ MORE: Israeli Missiles Land Near Damascus Airport — Reports

Israel sees Iran as its traditional opponent in the Middle East region and is concerned over the presence of Iranian military instructors as well as the Hezbollah Shia movement, backed by Tehran, in the region.

 


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14 COMMENTS

  1. Internationally well known peace researcher Johan Galtung has some things to say about the process of leaving the war-like attitude behind. To me his words, as spoken in this interview youtu.be/o8npPSB90ZU do seem quite relevant to the present situation.

  2. An attack against Tel Aviv ‘s airport is Benji the NutnYahoo’s wet dream. even so it must happen. Israel is reason enough for Assad to acquire nuclear weapons, and Iran too. What’s the prescribed treatment for a paranoid schizophrenic? Heavy medication.

  3. I can only see things escalating out of control as Bibi becomes ever more desperate to save his fat arse from prison and the failure to topple Assad in Syria and turn that nation into another Iraq or Libya, which is Pisrael’s goal . The good news is that we are now seeing those in congress and within the Fourth Estate beginning to take a stand against Pisrael’s apartheid, genocide of the Palestinian people. Progressives especially have remained conspicuously silent when Pisrael murders innocent men, women and children. Which is just another reason why I have no use for progressives.
    The Syrian people have the right to self defense and to target military bases in Pisrael or anywhere else for that matter.
    Time for Pisrael to reap what it has sown.

  4. barnest
    LOL you’re not too smart are you?
    are you new to whats been going on in the middle east since our entanglement with defending terror israel since the 1970’s?
    syria and iran have been under constant provocation from terror israel and all its deceitfully deceptively created terrorist gang allies for whom they give free medical treatment back in good ‘ol israel to provoke an aggressive response to be used as an excuse to start war with their host america to come “defend” them.
    thats been israel’s MO for decades; provoke an aggressive response then use that as a convenient excuse for an all out attack then israel can lie and use their age old excuse that they were just “”defending” themselves

    • The “rocket attacks” used by some Palestinians while some are made by Mossad, are used as an excuse for Pisrael to drop Phosphorous bombs on men, women and children using American made F-15s.
      And they get away with it.
      Crickets from Congress.
      I quit voting.

    • The Truth Hurts,

      I agree with you about the khazar aberration and terror enclave. The issue is when is anybody going to stop them. Hezbollah, Russia, and Iran should easily be able to silence these imposters.

      Leave the “not too smart” stuff out of it. Thanks.

  5. So if my friend goes to the next town, and picks a fight in a bar, I go and help and provide extraction.
    If my friend does it again, I start to question where my loyalty boundaries are. But, maybe I help get them out of there. but, this time they are going to get the lecture.
    If my friend does it a third time, they are on their own. When children fight and brawl, it does not matter who starts it. When adults fight and brawl, it matters, and I do not defend the unjust antagonist. No matter how close the friendship. Basic human understanding. Also, it is presenting false witness, to defend stolen property as justified.

  6. “Syria threatens to ‘strike Tel Aviv airport’ unless UNSC acts against Israel’s impunity”

    Gordon,

    Please. Why does Syria need to wait for the UN to defend herself? UNSC will do nothing.

    • Because Trump is just itching to start a war and is waiting for an excuse to do so, a Syrian strike on Israel would provide him with that excuse.

    • Well, at least Tpm didn’t start WWIIII over Syria shooting down Nuhay’s missiles.
      Oh, oh, poor Nuhay : “They shot my missiles down, sob…” (He cries a tear)

      I think we did not get a proper damage report. How efficient were the attacks?
      How many were launched, how many shot down?
      Did they set the whole defence apparatus into motion?

  7. [Editor’s note: this comment has been removed as it is hate speech and called for attacks on civilians, please remember that the vast majority in Israel are just as much victims and ignorant of the truth as people elsewhere and it is a tiny handful of their leaders who are the problem.]

    • [Editor’s note: This comment has been removed as it is hate speech, do not call people human garbage and call for them to be killed, regardless of their religion or ethnicity]

    • The wikispooks link that Israel did 9/11/01 was still out of service this morning. But here is another link for some straight talk from a former US Marine about the criminals in Israel who have a long and sordid history of murdering innocent people with impunity and with the support of the corrupted whores in the U.S. Government.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqPofDjY0og

    • You posted that link here literally hundreds of times, I think people got the point long ago.

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