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Netanyahu Praises Israeli Air Force After Christmas Airstrikes On Syria

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Netanyahu Praises Israeli Air Force After Christmas Airstrikes On Syria

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On December 26th, Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Israeli Air Force, following alleged Israeli airstrikes on Damascus on the previous evening.

“We are standing steadfast on our red lines in Syria and everywhere else,” Netanyahu told cadets at a graduation ceremony at Hatzerim Air Force Base, noting that the air force’s unmatched potential allows them to reach areas “near and far, very far.”

He also repeated his frequent pledge that Israel will not allow Iran to establish a permanent military presence in Syria, and that the US withdrawal from Syria will have no effect on Israeli activities in the neighboring country.

Netanyahu did not directly comment on the alleged airstrike, but said Israel is continually acting against Iran “including these days.”

He also said the Israeli air force’s capabilities are unmatched, and can reach arenas “near and far, very far.”

Newsweek cited an unnamed Syrian Ministry of Defense source, who claimed that several leaders of Hezbollah have reportedly been hit by an Israeli airstrike on Damascus.

“Our air defenses confronted hostile missiles launched by Israeli warplanes from above the Lebanese territories and downed most of them before reaching their targets,” the alleged military source said.

The Syrian Foreign Ministry released a statement saying that the Israeli airstrikes were enabled by US Support.

In messages sent out to the UN secretary-general and the president of the UN Security Council, the ministry says that yesterday’s Israeli airstrike wouldn’t have been launched if it wasn’t for what it called “unlimited” US support for Israel.

Earlier on December 26th, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that 6 Israeli F-16 jets launched a “provocative” raid at the moment when two civilian airliners were preparing to land in Damascus and Beirut, creating a “direct threat” to the aircraft.

Lebanon also accused Israel of conducting the airstrikes and said that it would file a complaint to the United Nations Security Council over alleged overflights during the airstrikes on Syria.

The decision was reached during a phone call between Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Transportation Minister Youssef Fenianos, according to the National News Agency.

An unnamed Israeli official confirmed that Israel carried out the airstrikes in Syria, saying that several Iranian targets were hit.

The official says the airstrike hit Iranian storage and logistic targets being used to transfer weapons to the Hezbollah militant group. The official said Israel also took out a Syrian anti-aircraft battery near Damascus that fired at the Israeli warplanes.

Officially, Israel has not confirmed that any air raids took place, claiming that the country’s actions were a defensive maneuver.

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  • Nowruz

    Of course, the Khazar Bibi would praise the attack on Christmas Day while Syrians were celebrating. It’s no surprise that God enslaved these assholes.

  • Time to put down the rabid mongrels.

  • verner

    it’s just the usual bs – he knows that his days most likely are over and that the winning side in Syria is an existential threat to israel, which it most likely won’t survive and it’s all his doings.

    he’ll end up like a fellow rabid dog, like mussolini for example!

  • BPGSJLBDLSE

    He was extremely pleased that the IDF pilots used civilian aircraft as shields to protect themselves ffrom SAM strikes. Goys are dispensible. IDF pilots are not.

  • Brother Ma

    I would whip Bibi in public for daring to launch such an attack on the Holiest day of Christianity. Not only that, I would force Israeli media to broadcast it on all channels, both public and private. Why can’t God put Israel in my hands?

  • Xoli

    Civilian aircraft or civilian death Israel orchestrated it its imoral attacks knowing that it will be criticized and without out action as usual.