IDF strikes 3 Syrian artillery cannons in response to projectile fire

Illustrative photo of a UN observer at a lookout point as smoke rising at a Syrian village near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Illustrative photo of a UN observer at a lookout point as smoke rising at a Syrian village near the Israeli-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during fights between the rebels and the Syrian army, June 25, 2017. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Army says Israel holds Assad regime responsible for any spillover activity from across northern border

(SOURCE)    The Israeli army on Saturday launched a military strike on three Syrian artillery targets across the border in the northern Golan Heights, hours after a pair of projectiles landed in an open field in Israeli territory as a result of spillover fire from the fighting in Syria.

“Even if this is just spillover, this is an exceptional incident and the continuance of such events will be met with a more fierce Israeli response,” a statement by the Israel Defense Forces said of the projectile fire into the Jewish state.

“The IDF will not tolerate any attempt to harm the sovereignty of the State of Israel and the security of its residents, and considers the Syrian regime responsible for what is happening in its territory,” the statement concluded.

As a result of the projectile fire, missile warning sirens were heard in a number of local communities Saturday morning.

The army said soldiers were searching the area for debris.

There were no reports of injuries or property damage.

After the IDF strike, the Syrian army said in a statement that the attack was proof of Israel’s “cooperation with terrorist organizations in the region,” and warned the Jewish state that it would retaliate to any “aggressive actions,” the Walla news site reported.

On Thursday, a projectile struck an open field on the Golan Heights in an apparent case of spillover fire from the fighting in Syria, the Israel Defense Forces said.

In response to the shelling, Israeli tanks stationed near the border fired back at the Syrian military position in Quneitra on Thursday evening. The IDF said the mortar position it attacked was the same one that fired the shell earlier in the day.

No siren was sounded as the warning system detected the projectile would land in an uninhabited area.

There has been an apparent uptick in the fighting on the Syrian side of the border between rebel militias and Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army.

Thursday’s flareup came after Israeli jets bombed an anti-aircraft battery near Damascus earlier in the week which had fired on an Israeli plane.

On Wednesday afternoon, rocket sirens rang out in IDF bases in the Golan Heights, set off by internal fighting across the border.

Speaking shortly after the sirens, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel had “all the tools needed to deal” with the challenge of Iran in Syria, one of the strongest backers of Assad’s regime.

“The Iranians are trying to take control of Syria to become the dominant power there,” he said.

Also Wednesday, Iran’s military chief of staff warned that Tehran would not tolerate violations of Syrian sovereignty by Israel and vowed that the two countries would jointly fight against Syria’s enemies.

12 thoughts on “IDF strikes 3 Syrian artillery cannons in response to projectile fire

  1. Wait…let me see if I understand this correctly. Groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, and many more, have made the destruction of Israel one of their primary goals. Yet, Assad is claiming that Israel is working with them? When last I checked, that makes about as much sense as farm animals trying to save the butcher shop.

  2. Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!

    As with many in the Muslim world, it makes no sense but nonsense! They say one thing out of one corner of their mouth and spew just the opposite out of the other side. They also say that they want peace, but the meaning of peace to them is the annihilation of the Jews!

    God bless! Maranatha!

  3. It’s known as Taqiyya, and it’s become an art form. They’re so skilled at it that they can blatantly violate human rights, and still be supported by the U.N. and groups like BDS, who all believe that Israel is the human rights violator.

    It’s also why Coalition officials during the Iraq war paid out so much on private contracts to Iraqi companies. They knew that they had to have a built in bribe margin, for government officials and the owners of the contract companies. Corruption is a normal part of doing business with Muslims in the Middle East.

  4. Thanks for your comment The Ezekiel Project!

    Yes, I am very well aware of their lying (Taqiyya), but sadly it seems that most of the world doesn’t! They are being manipulated by these Muslims.

    God bless!

  5. Thanks for your comment Jerry Alatalo!

    I can see from your website that you appear to be a humanist, probably an atheist. The world is being deceived, they do not seek the truth, and you said on your blog that you want the truth, so I will give it to you.

    The difference in where you will spend eternity is Heaven or Hell, both real places, both polar opposites, all of us will spend eternity in one of the two places. There is but one true God of the universe and His name is Jesus Christ! A person can only get to Heaven, which is eternity with God, by repenting of their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, that’s it, no other way. On the other hand, not believing and placing your life in the hands of Jesus will guarantee you a place in Hell, separation from God forever! There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, a place of outer darkness, pain, and suffering. God doesn’t send people to Hell, they send themselves!

    The world is not getting better, just watch the evening news, don’t listen to the lying mainstream media, search for true news. What is happening in the world today was foretold to happen in the bible thousands of years ago, just as the nation of Israel was reborn in 1948, also prophesied to happen in the last days. Do not be deceived, every last word in the bible will come to pass, just as it already has, just as over 300 prophecies regarding the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ happened with 100% accuracy! It’s all true, it’s the truth, if you want to know the truth then read and study the bible, ask God, Jesus Christ, to show you the way, seriously, don’t be afraid to ask Him just do it. What do you have to lose but your own soul! Judgment is coming to the world Jerry, to all of those who have rebelled against God!

    Seek the truth or ignore it, the choice is yours to make. You have been told the truth, you have no defense for ignoring it. We are all appointed once to die and then the judgment! God loves you Jerry, will you love Him back? Accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior!

    God bless!

  6. Gordon,
    Thanks for the response. We would only remind of the words of Christ where he said, “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.” Unfortunately, Zionist “Christians”, instead of opposing wars of aggression (Nuremberg – the Supreme Crime) in the Middle East and elsewhere in recent decades up until today pushed by the U.S. in collaboration with Israel, have ignored the death, injury and pain viciously inflicted on millions of innocent men, women and children.

    “Seek the truth or ignore it, the choice is yours”… This point is well taken, but for individuals this depends on perspective, varying between people according to their particular levels of awareness about what’s really happening on the ground, so some are uninformed, some well informed and the rest falling in between. The question regarding wars of aggression becomes, “what would Jesus do?” May we suggest he would act powerfully to put a complete stop to the violence – and not advise his followers to just ignore this death and destruction, because it’s “the last days”.


  7. Thanks for your comment Jerry Alatalo!

    We must first see things from a heavenly perspective to know the truth. The land of Israel is God’s land, given to the Jews by God Almighty. Second, it is the Muslims in the region who wish to annihilate the Jews, just as Hitler and the Grand Mufti did in WWII. The Jews are seeking peace, yet most of their surrounding neighbors wish to see them all dead! Stop the violence? Tell that to the Muslims in the Middle East. Their definition of peace is to annihilate God’s chosen people, not the other way around. They teach their children from birth to hate and kill Jews and Christians, how peaceful is that? Theirs is to take total control of the world through Sharia Law. Lets see, beheadings, burning people alive, torturing, raping, pillaging, I don’t see Christians or Jews doing that, and if they did then it would not be from God. You certainly don’t hear of Christians or Jews destroying Mosques, or beheading Muslims, you sure cannot say that about Muslims!

    The Jews are protecting their nation, what other country in the world would take as much violence and attacks against them as Israel has? They have hundreds of thousands of missiles now directed at them, yet they show great restraint. God said do not divide the land that He gave to the Jews, yet that is what the world is trying to do. The time is soon coming for the Lord to show the world just who He is.

    As far as perspective of the world, there remains one truth, that Jesus Christ is God, no matter the perspective, it is the truth and will always remain the truth. This world will burn away, it will perish, but God will remain forever!

    God bless!

  8. Gordon,
    The Jews of Israel are “God’s chosen people” you say? Are you for real, man? Israel is the only remaining apartheid state on Earth, and you still embrace the idea they are the “chosen by God”? Brother, you need to get informed, and big time. Start off with the 27,000 word document by university professors of International Law proving Israel is an apartheid state. My guess is you haven’t taken the time to read it, but we offer it here for only benevolent reasons. Please share your response to the lengthy document. Thank you.

  9. Jerry Alatalo,

    The bible has been proven to be true over and over again, not only by prophecies which have already come to pass, but by historical evidence by archaeologists. The nation of Israel being reborn as a nation in 1948 was also prophesied in the bible to come to pass, tell me that it didn’t! There are over 300 bible prophecies regarding the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, all came to pass with 100% accuracy, it would be impossible for any man to have accomplished these things in an attempt to fulfill them, yet they all happened, even written about by secular historians of the time such as Josephus and many others. There were hundreds if not thousands of eye witness accounts of Jesus and the miracles he performed, including his resurrection and the filling of the Holy Spirit. Eye witness accounts at that time were as good as the best DNA evidence we have today! Why on earth would any of these people place their own life on the line for something that was not true?

    God told us that there would be mockers and scoffers in the last days, you my friend are a part of fulfilling that prophecy!

    2 Peter 3:3-4

    “knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”

    What we see happening in the world today is part of bible prophecy being fulfilled, why do you think that there is so much disaster, war, rumors of war, storms of biblical proportions? Why is it that Jerusalem is the center of attention in the world? It’s not all by chance, nor is it merely coincidence, but it is prophecy coming to pass! The nation of Israel, smaller than the state of New Jersey, yet the center of all controversy. Why would anyone really care about such a small and insignificant piece of real estate if it were not because of God? Why would so many people be against the Jews, including yourself, if God was not real? The point is that He is real, He is the only one true and living God of the universe and His name is Jesus Christ! The world hates the Jews because they are God’s chosen people, they also hate Christians, that is why so many are being persecuted to this very day.

    There is soon coming a time when the nations surrounding Israel will come against her, they will be defeated by God, and they will know that God is who He says that He is!

    Ezekiel 39:7-8
    “Then the nations shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel. 8 Surely it is coming, and it shall be done,” says the Lord God. “This is the day of which I have spoken.”

    Muslims didn’t even exist until around 600 AD, two thousand years after God gave the nation of Israel their land. Archaeological evidence proves the existence of Israel for thousands of years, just as it also proves the validity of the bible.

    The world has been trying to annihilate the Jews for thousands of years, this is nothing new. And now they are trying to do the same thing and also divide the land that God not only gave to the Jews, but He also put His name on Jerusalem. Jerusalem has become a burdensome stone just as prophesied would happen in the last days, and anyone who tries to divide it will suffer the wrath of God!

    Joel 3:2
    “I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land.”

    The thing is Jerry, I know God! I have witnessed His miracles in my own life, and I know Him. I know things about God that you never will unless you are born again. Things you cannot see or know because they can only be seen with the Spirit of God.

    You came to this site making accusations against me, not the other way around! You came to a Christian website, for what reason I do not know, perhaps to mock me, or perhaps there is another reason all together. Perhaps it was God who drew you to this site, why? Because He is calling you Jerry. He is knocking at your door! He is knocking but will you answer? Will you let Him in or will you turn Him away? Right now you have a choice, but you may not always. None of us know just how much time we have hear on earth, we are not promised a long life, anything could happen.

    God loves you Jerry! He loves you so much that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice for your sins, all of them, no matter what you have done. He is willing to forgive you and give you eternal life, not because you deserve it, none of us do, but because He loves you! He came to save us from our sin, because we all sin.

    Proverbs 9:10
    “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

    God bless Jerry! I pray that the good Lord opens your eyes to the truth, that He softens your heart and brings you to salvation!

  10. Gordon,
    Your perceptions are so locked in that you cannot take it upon yourself to read the document by International Law professors, which I provided you for wholly benevolent reasons, most importantly so you learn n the truth. Your response said not a word about the document, revealing a closed-mindedness that is both disappointing and extremely sad, especially given the profoundly dangerous current situation in the Middle East region. I’m not trying to accuse you anything, but to lead you to the truth.

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