On January 22, Syria’s envoy to the United Nations warned that the UN Security Council did not halt Israeli strikes on his country, Syria would retaliate by its own.
“Syria would practice its legitimate right of self-defense and respond to the Israeli aggression on Damascus International Airport in the same way on Tel Aviv airport,” Bashar Jaafari said. “Isn’t time now for the UN Security council to stop the Israeli repeated aggressions on the Syrian Arab republic territories.”
Speaking at the UN Security Council after a series of Israeli airstikes, Jaafari said Israel was only able to act freely in Syria because it had the backing of the US, the UK and France in the UN Security Council.
It’s unclear if the Syrian military has the ability to strike at Tel Aviv airport. However, any attempt to do so will likely face a military response from Israel.