By JOSEF FEDERMAN, Associated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli warplanes bombed a series of targets inside Syria
early Monday, the Israeli military said, in response to a cross-border attack
that killed an Israeli teenager the previous day.
In all, Israel said it struck nine military targets inside Syria, and
"direct hits were confirmed." The targets were located near the site
of Sunday's violence in the Golan Heights and included a regional military
command center and unspecified "launching positions." There was no
immediate response from Syria.
In Sunday's attack, an Israeli civilian vehicle was struck by forces in
Syria as it drove in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. A teenage boy was
killed and two other people were wounded in the first deadly incident along the
volatile Israeli-Syrian front since Syria's civil war erupted more than three
years ago. The Israeli vehicle was delivering water as it was doing contract
work for Israel's Defense Ministry when it was struck.
"Yesterday's attack was an unprovoked act of aggression against Israel,
and a direct continuation to recent attacks that occurred in the area,"
said Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, a military spokesman. He said the military
"will not tolerate any attempt to breach Israel's sovereignty and will act
in order to safeguard the civilians of the state of Israel."
The sudden burst of violence has added to the tense situation in Israel,
where forces have spent the past week and half in a broad ground operation in
the West Bank in search of three teenage boys believed to have been abducted by
Israel has carefully monitored the fighting in Syria, but has generally kept
its distance and avoided taking sides. On several occasions, mortar shells and
other types of fire have landed on the Israeli side of the de facto border,
drawing limited Israeli reprisals. Israel is also believed to have carried out
several airstrikes on arms shipments it believed to be headed from Syria to
Hezbollah militants in neighboring Lebanon.
It was not immediately clear whether Syrian troops or one of the many rebel
groups battling the government carried out Sunday's deadly attack in the Golan.
But Lerner said it was clear that the attack was intentional. Israel has
repeatedly said it holds the Syrian government responsible for any attacks
emanating from its territory, regardless of who actually carries them out.
Israel captured the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau overlooking northern
Israel, from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war. Israel's annexation of the area has
never been recognized internationally.
The incident occurred in the area of Tel Hazeka, near the Quneitra crossing.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian troops had
shelled nearby targets on the Syrian border earlier in the day.
Israeli police identified the boy as Mohammed Karaka, 14, of the Arab
village of Arraba in northern Israel. Local media said he had accompanied his
father, the truck driver, to work.
Late Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he spoke to the boy's
father and sent his condolences. "Our enemies don't differentiate between
Jews and non-Jews, adults and children," he told an international
gathering of Jewish journalists.
In his address, Netanyahu said in conflicts like Syria, where
al-Qaida-inspired extremists are battling Iranian-backed Syrian troops, there
is no good choice and it is best for Israel to sit back and let its enemies
weaken each other. "This is a fault line between civilization and
savagery," he said.
you yet could not feel and see that your neck is already in the hanging noose.
Are you an illiterate illegitimate son of a Nazi that you forget your Grandfather
Adolf Hitler( A JEW By DNA Test ) also could not escape for his tyrannical behavior,
but had to commit suicide. You are a mixture of JEWISH( so you may claim)and
German Blood BUT THEN WHY you shelved
the DNA test system to hide your actual identity by DNA test , you bloody coward. What do you
think you would get away from all that you are doing killing innocents people.
Look around you what is happening to Iraq's Maliki a replica
of your character qualities and how Iran is jumping in their own soil, but so
far could do nothing. It seem your WMDS might be a curse and a cause of great
hazard to Israel's existence. NETANYAHU you are trying to dictate God and think
God does not understand what is playing in your mind, soon enough you might see
the miracle happening and things have completely changed. Worst would be Adolf
Hitler is blamed for Ist Holocaust and who can deny you would be blamed for the
2nd because already people of the World Community of Nations are totally disgusted with you and your lies
after killing innocent people for nothing. People includes from your JEWISH
community those who all hate you from the core of their heart for your Nazi
Americans who were once your Sympathizers are no more with
you, the question of the EU they were long gone when you were fucking your airhostess
wife on flight. they were ashamed of your association and conduct Of course Tony Blair the genocide
criminal likes you, I however, refrain commenting on his wife's past you know
his own sister in law is a convert o Muslim.. Netanyahu you have totally
disgraced and devastated the hopes and aspiration of the Jewish Nation because
you know why? It is because you are a killer and a worst criminal. You are the filthiest traitor on God's earth.
Now sit down and start searching your heart.