Threats

Syria

The Syrian civil war between President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces, including ISIS, has been ongoing since 2011. Iran, Hezbollah, and Russia are all on the ground in Syria fighting to support the Syrian regime against ISIS and many other rebels. This confluence of several different enemies, some religious radicals and others secular, has produced a muddy conflict with no good possible outcomes. Israel, on Syria’s southern border, has stayed out of the war except for occasional targeted strikes when Israel’s security was threatened, and humanely treating those wounded in the conflict. On February 10, 2018, Iranian forces stationed in Syria invaded Israel’s air space with a drone, provoking Israel to respond by shooting the UAV out of the sky and attacking the vehicle on the ground in Syria operating the drone. During the course of Israel’s counterattack, Syrian anti-aircraft missiles shot down an Israeli F-16 and injured two pilots. The IDF responded by destroying 4 Syrian command posts and 8 Iranian command posts in Syria. This incident showed that Iran and its allies in Syria are spoiling for a fight with Israel.

Israeli hospital treats Syrians suffering from emotional trauma

Israeli hospital treats Syrians suffering from emotional trauma

Monday, February 26, 2018

Given the enormous death toll of the ongoing war in Syria, it is easy to overlook—or fail to attribute importance to—the psychological well-being of those who have endured. But the severe trauma faced by so many Syrians has left an entire generation with intangible scars. It is an issue that, somewhat counter-intuitively, Syria’s arch-enemy, Israel, … Read More

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