The Israeli military on Sunday carried out another round of airstrikes on Syrian airports despite Russia calling these strikes a “gross violation” of international law last week.
Israel has been conducting massive airstrikes in Gaza after the major Hamas attack earlier this month, and there is a real risk of the war expanding. Israel tries to justify these strikes on civilian targets in Syria as legitimate because of Iran’s effort to supply Hezbollah and other proxies with weapon shipments via planes.
The most recent strike occurred at about 5:25 a.m. local time on Sunday and the attacks were simultaneously carried out, SANA, Syria’s state-run news service, reported.
“The Israeli enemy simultaneously carried out an aerial act of aggression with waves of missiles from the direction of the Mediterranean Sea west of Latakia and from the direction of the occupied Syrian Golan targeting Damascus and Aleppo international airports,” the report said The SANA state news agency said on Sunday that Israeli air raids targeted the two main airports, “leading to the death of a civilian worker at Damascus airport and wounding another.”
One civilian worker died in the Damascus blast and flights at both locations were redirected to Latakia International Airport, RT, the Russian news outlet, reported.
Since 2011, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes in Syria. 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.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry called these Israeli strikes a “gross violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian Arab Republic and the basic norms of international law,” CNN reported. Russia warned that such strikes could lead to “extremely dangerous consequences since they can provoke an armed escalation throughout the region.”
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Israel’s relationship with Russia has deteriorated in the past year amid the war in Ukraine and the need for Jerusalem to try and support the U.S. without angering Russia. (See “PUTIN SAYS HAMAS ATTACKS SHOWCASE FAILED U.S. POLICY IN REGION,” 17 Oct 2023.)
Israel managed the delicate dance for a while, but Israel stuck by the U.S. and Russia’s relationship with Iran blossomed.
David Barnea, the head of Israel’s Mossad, said in a speech in September that there is concern in Tel Aviv that Russia could eventually provide Iran with advanced weapons in return for kamikaze drones used by Russian forces in Ukraine.
“Our fear is that the Russians will transfer to the Iranians in return what they lack, advanced weapons that will certainly endanger our peace, and maybe even our existence here,” he said, according to The Times of Israel.
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