Skip to comments.New tensions between Israel and Iran
Posted on 05/11/2018 3:43:59 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
European countries and Russia has appealed for calm in an attempt to defuse a possible escalation.
The tension in the north of Israel went beyond words and turned into a military conflict.
On May 9, it was reported for the first time that rockets were launched by the Jerusalem force linked to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. It was alleged that the rockets were thrown from Kiswa, near Damascus. The target being the Golan Heights occupied by Israel in 1981.
According to the Israeli army rockets were intercepted so the attack failed. It was stated that a majority of the 20 missed missiles were intercepted by the Israeli air defense system Dome before they actually reached the Israeli territory.
At 2am, residents of the area were allowed to leave their hiding places and the schools opened normally. Israeli officials warned residents of the region the day before.
Israel responded to the attack with intense bombing. It was an expected attack after weeks of threats. But it marks a new era in terms of its dimensions. According to the Syrian Human Rights Observatory, at least 23 people, including 5 Syrian soldiers and 18 pro-regime allied forces, died.
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Leberman said in a statement on Thursday morning: "We hit almost all Iranian infrastructure in Syria. There is a famous proverb which should not be forgotten: if rain falls on us, a storm will fall on them. I hope this issue would be considered closed.
The State of Israel is worried that Tehran's regional influence will increase and that Iran would actually settle near its borders. The Syrian conflict has offered an opportunity to Iran-close Lebanese Hezbollah forces, to exit Lebanon and attack the Golan, considered by Israel a buffer zone.
The rocket attack on Golan from Syria has been regarded as the most dangerous event in Golan since the Six Day War of 1967.
It is opportune to note that these attacks were launched after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the nuclear Agreement with Iran signed in Vienna in 2015.
In addition to the US decision to withdraw from the nuclear agreement, it is important to underline that this week was marked by another important development in the region: last weekend in fact, Hezbollah won the elections in Lebanon.
The front, led by the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, sees Iran as a threat and argues that it destabilizes the region. Apart from the Syrian crisis, Iran's relations with Husi militia in Yemen deepened the battle for influence with Saudi Arabia.
Yemen is experiencing the world's heaviest humanitarian crisis while the two powers are at war. While the influence of Iran is increasing in Iraq, it has been said that the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement aimed precisely at breaking Iran influence in the region.
The tensions between Israel and Iran have climbed further in recent months. In March, an Israeli F-16 warplane was taken down while targeting Iranian targets in the Syrian airspace.
On April 29, Aleppo and Hama were heavily hit from Israel. The 47th brigade, a military base in the Hama area, was one of the targets. Following the attack an explosion occurred in a missile depot. According to the Human Rights Observer, at least 26 people, most of them Iranian military advisers, have died.
European countries and Russia has appealed for calm in an attempt to defuse a possible escalation. France, Germany and Britain, while trying to lower the tension, said that Russia has contacted both sides and appealed for calm. Bahrain, the close allied of the US and Saudi Arabia, has supported Israel.
The Israel returned the attack by hitting almost all Iranian force positions in Syria.
What now? We wait.
It’s over. For now.
Iran threw a jab. Israel answered with a hard right cross. Iran has been humiliated and is burying their dead. So far no war. However if a frustrated, vengeful Iran fires its stealthy modern missiles at Israeli population centers, Israel’s total response against nuclear and missile facilities, Revolutionary Guard troop formations and key personnel by air, cruise missile and Mossad ground sabotage will be comprehensive and devastating. It will be so humiliating for Iran that medieval mullah regime will collapse.
Yes, possibly. For now.
Iran is accustomed to being a bully and difficult much like Turkey.
They are all learning that Trump is NOT the same as Obozo.
And Trump has added several layers to the playing field.
He has quite successfully caught the attention of the NORKS with the sanctions. They are on the way with Iran and it is already a self induced basketcase. Is Turkey next?
Anybody who sells Trump short on brains or balls, had best think again.
A test of Iron Dome system by the Iranians. 20 did not overwhelm it but maybe 50 next time - if they can ship that many into Syria without having Israel destroy them before launch. When saturation point found, then Hezbollah will chip in with some of its 10,000 missiles, while Hamas has human waves cross the Gaza border.
tensions = war
i doubt anything will happen immediately but of course it could.
i hope Jerusalem destroys ALL of the Iranian mullah’s deadly forces, including Hezballah Hamas, and Fatah-PLO-PA..
the only way to get peace is to eliminate those that keep doing all the attacking...... including their weapons of course. Send them all to their ALlah in HELL... ASAP!
praying that the Muslims can recover from their Satanic murderous delusions, mental illness of a “religion” (sic!) ....for their sakes and for the sake of all of the civilized peaceable peoples all around the world.....
Iran has been successfully expanding all over the ME. Trumps recent actions that affect their finance will curtail that. And they are already in financial trouble.
That cripples a broad war effort.
Is Turkey as susceptible?
Intentionally to disrupt Israel’s 70th anniversary next week! Noticed how the rest of the EU globalist sided with Iran? Coincidence? I think not!!
Just the beginning.
“Intentionally to disrupt Israels 70th anniversary next week!”
Apparently, Hamas has been given the order to have a mob of “civilians” rush the border from Gaza on Monday - might become a machine gun party (they have been killing breachers with sniper fire till now).
I’m sorry, I did not understand the question.
Hate and stupid run deep with Hamas.
Actually, they sided with Israel this time; and so did Russia.
OK, thanks. That went right over my head.
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