Israel's Syria Raids Aim to Buttress Terrorists

Israel's Syria Raids Aim to Buttress Terrorists  Israel's Syria Raids Aim to Buttress Terrorists

Iran condemned Israel's recurrent military incursions into Syrian territory for shoring up terrorists in Syria, as they are increasingly losing ground against the Arab country's army.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi also said on Friday there was no doubt that the inroads were "aimed at weakening Syria's legitimate government" and "in line with reinforcing takfiri-Zionist terrorists who are getting closer to annihilation and defeat in the battlegrounds every day", Press TV reported.

Qasemi noted that the military attacks constituted violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent state, which is a member of the United Nations.

"The raids flouted international laws and regulations," he said. Israel struck an area near the International Airport in the Syrian capital Damascus on Thursday. Tel Aviv has conducted many such attacks in the past. The forays, however, have increased in number since the outbreak of the foreign-backed militancy in Syria in 2011.

On March 18, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu surprisingly admitted to a series of attacks by his regime, which had hit several targets near the ancient city of Palmyra in the central part of Syria the previous day.

Netanyahu claimed the attacks had been aimed at the Lebanese resistance movement of Hezbollah and said Israel would continue hitting the group. Hezbollah has been assisting Damascus in its anti-terror fight.

Qasemi said the Israeli attacks worked to upset regional and international stability and security. He asked international bodies, especially the UN, not to remain silent regarding the acts of aggression and help prevent their recurrence. Last September, an Israeli lawmaker said Israel was directly aiding the terrorist group formerly known as al-Nusra Front in Golan Heights.

In a status posted on his Facebook page and quoted by the daily Haaretz, Knesset member Akram Hasoon said Jabhat Fateh al-Sham, as the group is currently known, was bombing the Druze village of Khadr with the support and protection of Israeli minister of military affairs, Avigdor Lieberman.

On April 22, the website of Israel's Channel 10 posted a video in which Israel's former minister of military affairs, Moshe Ya'alon, admitted to a tacit alliance with the self-styled Islamic State, Jabhat Fateh al-Sham's fellow terrorist group.

Israel is also known to be providing medical treatment to terrorists fleeing Syria into the Israeli-occupied Syrian territory of Golan.


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