A renowned Journalist by the name of Sarah Abdallah has reported that Israel has conducted an airstrike against the Syrian Army in the Quneitra region. This won’t be the first-time Israel has conducted a missile strike on Syria. Back in March, Israeli airstrikes on the country caused Syrian forces to fire back.
Reports from The Israel Times indicated that the March airstrikes and today’s reports are not the only incidents of Israel firing upon the country recently. The local Israeli outlet revealed that a number of additional airstrikes attributed to Israel followed as did a drone strike that reportedly killed a member of a Syrian pro-regime militia.
Reports from Jerusalem Post that followed the March airstrike revealed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted to tell Chinese reporters that Israel attacks if it has information and the operational feasibility, adding that the country will continue with the same approach.
Israel has also engaged in other military actions in Syria. It’s involvement in Syria didn’t just start within the past couple of months. It goes back to the 1948 Arab-Israeli War when Israel faced off against Syria and other countries.
The following Six-Day War and Yom Kippur War also were as a result of feuds between Israel & Syria, among other geopolitical forces when Jerusalem Post reported in January 2013 that Israeli forces attacked a truck loaded with weapons that was heading from Syria to Lebanon.
Back in November 30th, Israel fired upon Sabboura and three days earlier dropped ten one-ton bombs in Golan Heights. Reports from Israeli media company Hareetz furthermore revealed that two airstrikes were conducted on Syria by Israel during the week of December 4th, 2016.
Based on Netanyahu’s recent comments to Chinese reporters, the recent airstrikes in Syria by Israeli forces could just be the beginning of an ever-evolving conflict in Syria. However, it’s worth asking why is Israel bombing Syrian forces that are combating terror groups?