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New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra

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New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra

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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.

New Escalation: Israel Assassinated Syrian Official, Ex-Lawmaker In Al-Quneitra

Medhat al-Saleh, Via Facebook, Click to see full-size image.

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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Chris Gr

The Aramean Democratic Organization should be supported.


it seems the Israel has become more active, since the US withdraw of Afghanistan and with Nord stream 2 finished the US is loosing it LNG monopoly. While France is pushing for an EU army which could replace nato. The US is loosing its grip on power as its allies take independent roles.

jens you’re Euro how do you feel about current trends.

Chris Gr

As an European this is good.

john wallace

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 .

Fog of War

If government heads and officials understood that thy can be assassinated at any time during a war, then most wars wouldn’t even begin.

Arch Bungle

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

Peter Wallace

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.


Chris Gr

France, Russia, China and India have no problem with Israel just saying.


Well, actually, it seems Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan are forming a central Asian bloc against Iran, India and China. And Azerbaijan is now heavily armed by Israel, and this reveals a lot, As Israel has an active policy of trying to sow chaos at the regional edges, and around periphery, of its nemesis Iran. Israel moving to actively aid pan-Turkic chauvinism/ expansionist land claims is an Israeli tactical means to try and foster minority ethnic dissent and separatism within Iran. However, the consequences for Israel in pursuit of damaging Iran through this means may well be increased tension with India and China. Likewise, Israel heavily arming Azerbaijan, comes at another cost, as the first use of these new weapons was against Armenia. Who are of course traditionally Orthodox and who share a cultural commonality with Russia, so use of these weapons against Armenia, did not win any favors with Russia. Bearing in mind Israel was effectively responsible for downing of Russian military carrier over Syria by hiding behind it while attacking Syria with stand off weapons. Israel is actually in process of creating host of new problems for themselves.

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Chris Gr

Turkey, Azerbaijan and Pakistan don’t have the strength to be against Russia, Iran, India and China. First of all, Iran is very supportive of many Turkish actions and secondly, Israel considered countries like Turkey, Iran, Morocco and Ethiopia as alliances of the periphery. However, Saudis were also allies of Israel during Cold War.


Israeli military commits many international cross territorial assassination-murders. It’s hardly a surprise they refuse to recognize or participate in International Court of Justice, as they would be constantly subject to investigation and subject to external accountability for their extensive extra-judicial state murder program.

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Dennis Kovac

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….

Chris Gr

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…

Khazarian Agent

More precise: To Khazaria

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