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Israel launches ‘large-scale’ strikes in Syria after drone infiltration

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Israel’s military attacked 12 Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria on Saturday in a new wave of strikes it described as a ‘large-scale’ attack, following exchanges of fire earlier in the day sparked by an Iranian drone infiltration from Syria. The military called the drone infiltration a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty” and … Read More

Syrian refugee baby airlifted to Israel for emergency heart surgery

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A 2-day-old baby boy born in Cyprus to a pair of Syrian refugees was airlifted to Israel early Saturday for emergency surgery to repair a life-threatening heart defect. The baby was born in a refugee camp in Cyprus where his parents had fled to escape the ongoing Syrian civil war. He was diagnosed with a … Read More

Satellite shows aftermath of alleged Israeli strike on Iranian base in Syria

Monday, December 4, 2017

Satellite photos published Monday showed the aftermath of an alleged Israeli airstrike on a reported Iranian military base being constructed in Syria, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Israel’s northern border, indicating several building had been destroyed. The images, provided by the Israeli satellite company, ImageSat International, show the destruction of seven buildings on the … Read More

Exclusive: 3 Syrian Casulties Of Chemical Warfare Being Treated In Israel

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Three Syrian rebels wounded last week in an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad were sent for treatment in Israel, The Jerusalem Post has learned. If Syrians hurt in the attack entered Israel for treatment, it would be the first confirmed case. “The [Syrian regime] forces shelled a strategic … Read More

Filmed crossing into Israel with sick kid, mother says all Syrians want to come

Sunday, November 19, 2017

In unprecedented footage, the IDF allowed an Israeli TV crew to film it opening the border gates to Syria, and allowing in a group of mothers and their children, who were then transported to an Israeli hospital for medical treatment. The footage, broadcast on Sunday night by Hadashot News (formerly Channel 2), also included interviews … Read More

Israeli army says ready to help Druze under attack in Syria

Friday, November 3, 2017

Israel issued a rare warning Friday that it would intervene militarily if necessary to defend a Druze village on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights after it came under attack. The Druze village of Hadar is aligned with the Syrian government, creating an unusual scenario if Israel does indeed deploy forces to defend it … Read More

Israel believes rocket fire from Syria may have been deliberate

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Israel believes five rockets fired across the border from Syria early Saturday morning may have been deliberately launched at Israel, rather than constituting errant spillover from clashes in Syria, military sources said late Saturday. Israel fired back into Syria, hitting three rocket launchers, in response to the rocket fire, and warned that further fire would … Read More

TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, set up training camp

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Several senior commanders from Islamic State who recently fled from Iraq and northern Syria are now based in southern Syria, just across the Golan Heights border with Israel, and are training hundreds of new recruits there, an Israeli television report said. Israel’s Channel 2 said the commanders have made their way to an Islamic State-controlled … Read More

Israeli hospital gets grant to treat Syrian kid’s hearing loss

Saturday, October 7, 2017

A six-figure donation from Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn is going to Ziv Medical Center in Safed (Tzfat) to fund treatment of hearing loss among Syrian children brought from conflict areas to Israel for medical care. The hospital near the border with Syria, recently visited by celebrity Conan O’Brien, has extensive experience treating wounded Syrian civilians. … Read More

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel will act if needed against Iran in Syria

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that Israel was willing to act to prevent a continued Iranian military presence in Syria, during a three-hour meeting between the two leaders in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. “Most of the discussion dealt with Iran’s attempt to establish a foothold … Read More