Israel Attacks Syria After Stray Rocket, Hits Three Army Sites

Israel Claims Rocket a 'Violation of Sovereignty'

As the Syrian Civil War continues to rage, fighting in the Golan led to a “stray rocket” firing across the border into the Israeli-occupied Golan, hitting an empty field and doing no damage. Israel, as expected, was furiously denouncing this as a “violation of sovereignty.

So Israel’s military did what it usually does, and started attacking random Syrian military posts, with the military bragging of major damage done to three different bases in southern Syria in “retaliation” for a rocket that officials conceded they had no evidence the Syrian military fired in the first place.

The Israeli military spokesman, however, insisted that Israel views any cross border fire as the fault of the Syrian military, whether they actually fired it or not, reflecting Israel’s ongoing military stance of attacking Syrian forces and ignoring the al-Qaeda fighters in the Golan border region.

Reports from inside Syria are that the bases attacked were in Quneitra. The extent of the damage is as yet not a matter of public record, though there are reports of Israeli warplanes still looming overhead, suggesting the latest round of attacks may not be over.

Author: Jason Ditz

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