Israel has been accused of carrying out more military strikes on civilian targets in Syria last week after two deadly rounds of bombings that targeted Aleppo International Airport, damaging infrastructure.
Syria blamed Israel for the attacks on the airport within a matter of days.
Al Jazeera, citing the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported that three people were killed inside an airport warehouse that was used by an Iran-backed militia. The Times of Israel published satellite images of the airport that appeared to show damage to the airport’s runway.
Syria redirected all flights to the Damascus airport. The report noted that one of the strikes cut down the size of a runway, which would prevent larger planes from landing at the airport that can be used for both military and civilian aircraft.
Damascus accused Israel of committing a war crime and said the strikes “completely” destroyed the navigation station with its equipment. Faisal Mekdad, Syria’s foreign minister, accused Israel of “playing with fire.”
Video emerged on social media that claimed to show the aftermath of the explosions that showed rock fragments spread out on a runway at night.
The Trends Journal has reported extensively on this shadow war that has escalated in the past few months between Israel and Iran. These strikes include high-profile assassinations. (See “ISRAEL LAUNCHES, KEEPS ATTACKING SYRIA, 3 DEAD,” “ISRAEL KEEPS LAUNCHING MISSILES INTO SYRIA. WILL WAR ESCALATE?” and “U.S. SOLDIERS INJURED AFTER BASE SHELLED IN SYRIA, WHY ARE THESE TROOPS STILL THERE?”)
Since 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria. The Wall Street Journal also reported that since 2017, Israel has carried out about 400 airstrikes in Syria and other parts of the Middle East. And, the collaboration between the U.S. and Israel is focused on the eastern part of the country, the report said… where Washington is in control of its oil fields.
TRENDPOST: Imagine if the headline read: “Syria keeps up bombing raids on Israel.”
Oh how terrible this would be if Syria kept bombing Israel! In the one-sided world of demonic thinking espoused by Western politicians and the Presstitute… only Israel has the “right to defend themselves,” steal land under the name of “occupations,” launch pre-emptive wars to bomb Gaza and kill Palestinians, and operate as an Apartheid state as noted by Human Rights Watch.
TRENDPOST: What would happen if Russia fired off missiles at a civilian airport in western Ukraine? Russian President Vladimir Putin would be excoriated in the media that willfully turns a blind eye when Israel carries out such strikes.
Critics of Israel took to social media to accuse Tel Aviv of firing the missiles while the focus of the world has been on Ukraine. Others identified what they see as hypocrisy when Western countries lash out at Russia over its aggression in Ukraine while turning a blind eye to Israel.
Sarah Abdallah, a Lebanese geopolitical commentator, posted on Twitter about the airstrikes and said, “Don’t expect any Western condemnations or calls for sanctions though.”
Israel sees proxy forces in Syria as an existential threat because they are supported by Iran, its major military threat. Israel has admitted to launching hundreds of airstrikes into Syria that target Iranian troops, military targets, and allied groups such as Hezbollah who, along with Russia, are supporting the government of Bashar al-Assad.
TRENDPOST: While the Western media continually chastises Russia for its war against Ukraine and its intent to occupy Ukraine, those who note Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian and Syrian land are denounced as being “anti-Semites.”
In the 1967 six-day war, Israel invaded and seized Palestinian territories of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, the Syrian Golan Heights, expelling some 300,000 Palestinians from their homes, while gaining stolen territory that was three and a half times its original size.
Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. They violate Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 that states, “The Occupying Power shall not deport or transfer parts of its own civilian population into the territory it occupies.”