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IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan
jpost.com ^ | 11/11/2012

Posted on 11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST by RoosterRedux

The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan.

"Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan.

Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike the Golan Heights, highlighting international concerns that the civil war in Syria could ignite a wider regional conflict.

"The message has certainly been relayed. To tell you confidently that no shell will fall? I cannot. If a shell falls, we will respond," Barak said, without elaborating, in an interview with Army Radio.

At the Sunday cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel was closely following events along the Syrian border, and was prepared for all possibilities on that front.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bible; fires; golan; golanheights; hits; idf; israel; israelsyria; prophecy; shell; shots; syria; warning

1 posted on 11/11/2012 4:36:51 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Hold on to your hats, folks ....


2 posted on 11/11/2012 4:43:11 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: RoosterRedux

“will illicit”

uh

“will elicit”

But I’m sure their English is much better than my (non-existent) Hebrew. :)


3 posted on 11/11/2012 4:46:48 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Israel is going to have to do what they have to do. God bless and keep them.


4 posted on 11/11/2012 4:52:15 AM PST by Dartman
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To: RoosterRedux

First time since 1973 war that Israel fired at Syria. Wonder if Obama will be told about this, eventually?


5 posted on 11/11/2012 4:57:41 AM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: RoosterRedux

This is not prophecy. It’s what anyone should expect after Obama’s re-election.


6 posted on 11/11/2012 5:01:07 AM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ari-freedom

That’s my keyword.

Damascus may have a future appointment in Bible Prophecy.

Shooting at Israel has always been a bad thing for Syria.

They lost in 48, 56, 67 and 73.


7 posted on 11/11/2012 5:16:55 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

56 was mostly Egypt but Syrian forces were under Egypt’s Nasser.


8 posted on 11/11/2012 5:22:52 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle
The news was reporting the accidental fireing, accidently hit a military out post. Right what would the odds be of it all being a accident.
9 posted on 11/11/2012 5:25:26 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

Yeah, that would be a pretty unlucky shot. Could be a rogue Syrian unit.

Dunno if Assad has the guts for war with Israel. But that could put Israel vs. Russia. Holy cow.


10 posted on 11/11/2012 5:27:23 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

The jpost English edition is almost certainly done by native speakers of English. Public skewl grads no doubt, and probably with prestigious college edukashuns.


11 posted on 11/11/2012 5:52:27 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: RoosterRedux
Article mentions the Syrian tanks "parked" in the DMZ at the Golan. There was also an incident involving direct weapons fire (probably tracer rounds) that ignited a wooded area. I wonder if perhaps there is a reason for this? Maybe a desire to clear the woods? Or perhaps "kicking the dog?" Testing IDF response?

I would put nothing past the Iranians. Oops...I mean the Syrians.

12 posted on 11/11/2012 6:13:30 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks RoosterRedux.


13 posted on 11/11/2012 6:19:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: F15Eagle
But that could put Israel vs. Russia. Holy cow.

Israel named a street after Putin in Jerusalem. They are covering their bases. Think they might have named a garbage dump after Obama.

14 posted on 11/11/2012 10:06:58 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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