On October 16, the Israeli military assassinated Medhat al-Saleh, director of the Golan Affairs Office in the Syrian government.
According to the Beirut-based al-Mayadeen TV, al-Shaleh was shot and killed by the Israeli military while he was visiting ‘Ayn At Tina site, which is located right on the Separation of Forces Line that separates Syria’s al-Quneitra from the Israeli-occupied part of the Golan Heights.
The Syrian government has not commented on the incident so far; neither did Israeli which does not usually acknowledges assassinations.
Al-Saleh, a native of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, spent 12 years in jail for “resisting” Israeli authorities. After being released, he moved to Syria in 1998 where he became a member of its parliament, the People’s Assembly, until 2005.
Al-Saleh became the director of the Golan Affairs Office, which is tasked with supporting Syrians living under the Israeli occupation in the Golan Heights, on the same year.
In 2010, al-Saleh’s name returned to the spotlight when Israel uncovered a Syrian spy ring in the Golan. Tel Aviv claimed that the ring was being run by none other than al-Saleh. The ring collected information on the operations of Israeli Navy submarines and was about to abduct a Syrian pilot who defected to Israel in the 80s.
At the time, the Syrian government refuted Israel’s accusations, which may have been just an attempt to prevent anyone from al-Golan from contacting al-Saleh.
The Israeli military and intelligence were reportedly behind several assassinations that targeted local fighters and officials in al-Quneitra in the last few years.
The assassination of al-Saleh may lead to a major escalation, especially that it took place after a series of Israeli airstrikes on central Syria that left Iranian-backed forces threatening Tel Aviv with a “very harsh response”.
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It used to be a war crime to assassinate a government official and more so without a declared war in effect. Sorry I forgot , Israel doesn’t recognise war crimes unless they perceive them as such both other parties against them. The only way Israel is going to take notice is if they get kicked hard in the nuts and it is way past time they got got a size 14 boot to the nuts .
If government heads and officials understood that thy can be assassinated at any time during a war, then most wars wouldn’t even begin.
That ranks amongst the dumbest of comments you’ve made on this site.
No, they need .357 slug to the back of the brain box from point-blank range
It was a metaphor meaning much more than just a .357 .
The diaperheads are desperate. Their financiers and military front line, the americans and british are collapsing in the Middle East.
Support BDS to accelerate the terrorist, zionist implosion.
France, Russia, China and India have no problem with Israel just saying.
As an European this is good.
Zios are worse now than SS during WW2. They are doing what they want by West support.
Read history properly, they’re the same people….
What do you mean? Well, factions like the Israeli Irgun or the Palestinian Black Hand or the Iraqi Muthanna were allies of the Nazis.
Israel is nothing but a nation of murders that has to be disbanded send them back to where they came from Europe and the Caucasus…
More precise: To Khazaria