By David Dolan
Israeli government and military officials are preparing for a possible missile attack launched by the Syrian Assad regime and its Lebanese Hizbullah ally. Defense analysts said the chances that the embattled regime might order its missiles into action against the neighboring Jewish state increased dramatically after hundreds of Syrian citizens were apparently gassed to death by Assad’s forces in a southern neighborhood of Damascus late last month.
Netanyahu warns Syria
Soon after the Obama administration made clear that it was likely to respond with some sort of military strike against the Syria regime, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued his sternest warnings yet that the regime would sustain much damage if it dares to attack his country. He told reporters that, “The state of Israel is prepared for every scenario. We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we detect any attempt to hurt us, we will react, and react fiercely.”
At the same time, Israeli leaders made clear that they have no inherent interest in getting involved in the Arab world’s growing internal struggles, which have been spreading like wildfire in recent years.
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- Hezbollah says it will hit Israel from within Syria • Times of Israel
- PM: No One Had Better Violate Our Rosh Hashana Peace • Arutz Sheva
- White House Girds for Battle With Congress on Syria • Wall Street Journal
- Isaiah 17 and the Destruction of Damascus • Pre-Trib Research Center (Thomas Ice)