Written by Reuters
22 Jan, 2019 | 10:51 am
Reuters – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel’s air strikes on Syria on Monday (January 21) had mainly targeted military positions set up by Iran, which he warned would face consequences for threatening to destroy Israel.
Hours before Netanyahu’s comments, during an inauguration ceremony for a new airport near the southern Israeli town of Eilat, Israeli fighter jets struck Iranian Quds targets inside Syria and, after coming under fire from anti-aircraft missiles, struck Syrian defense batteries as well, the Israeli military said.
Monday’s overnight strikes followed cross-border attacks on Sunday in which Syria said it repelled an Israeli air attack. Israel said it intercepted a rocket fired at the Golan Heights.
The Israeli army said a popular ski site on Mount Hermon in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights would be shut for the day. It added that otherwise, things remained “routine” along the frontier with Syria.
But many visitors who came to enjoy the snow voiced disappointment as they faced closed gates and armed soldiers who asked them to turn back as the site was closed. Later on Monday, it was announced that the site will re-open on Tuesday (January 22).
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