Sunday, June 22, 2014

Israel attacks Syria using the proxy of al-Qaeda false-flag fighters in occupied Golan Heights

Israeli warplanes (file photo)
Press TV | Jun 22, 2014

Israeli forces have attacked several targets inside Syrian territory from the air and the ground.

According to Israeli military sources on Monday, the Israeli warplanes struck Syrian army positions overnight in the occupied Golan Heights.

Israeli tanks also reportedly hit Syrian government targets in the region.

Reports say that the attacks happened hours after the death of an Israeli teenager in the area. Israeli security forces said the death was apparently caused by a mortar shell fired from Syria.

This comes as al-Qaeda-linked militants are fighting the Syrian government forces and stray mortar rounds have hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on several occasions.

Syria has been gripped by deadly violence since March 2011. Over 160,000 people have reportedly been killed and millions displaced due to the violence fueled by the foreign-backed Takfiri terrorists.

According to reports, the Western powers and their regional allies -- especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey -- are supporting the Takfiris fighting the legitimate government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Golan Heights has been under Israeli occupation since the 1960s.

The Israeli regime captured the Golan Heights during the Six-Day War of 1967, when it also took control of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

It annexed the Golan Heights in 1981, although the move was never recognized by the international community and was a violation of international law.

The UN Security Council has rejected the de facto annexation in Resolution 497. The UN also regards the Golan Heights as an occupied territory.

IA/MAM/AS

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