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Benjamin Netanyahu on warpath after Golan attacks from Syria

PUBLISHED : Monday, 23 June, 2014, 9:44pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 24 June, 2014, 3:26am

Israel's prime minister yesterday warned Syria's warring parties against any bid to fire up tensions with Israel, hours after the Israeli air force carried out a string of air strikes in Syria in response to a deadly cross-border attack.

Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would respond with even tougher force if there were any further attacks against his country.

"Last night we operated with great force against Syrian targets that acted against us, and if needed we will use additional force," he told members of his Likud Party. "We will continue to forcefully hurt anyone who attacks us or tries to attack us."

The Israeli military said the air raids struck nine targets in Syria. The Syrian government on Monday condemned the raids - which killed four troops and wounded nine and destroyed a command centre - as a "fragrant violation" of its territory.

The Israeli military said "direct hits were confirmed" on the targets, near the site of Sunday's violence in the Golan Heights.

Since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, several artillery rounds have landed on the Israeli side of the de facto border, drawing limited Israeli reprisals.

The latest air raids came after an Israeli civilian vehicle was struck by what the army says was an anti-tank missile fired from the Syrian side of the border as it drove in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights.

A teenage Israeli boy was killed and two other people were wounded.

It was not immediately clear whether Syrian troops or one of the rebel groups battling the government carried out the attack.

The violence comes during an already tense time in Israel, with its forces still searching the West Bank for three teenagers believed abducted by Hamas militants.

Overnight, Israeli troops detained a further 37 Palestinians during their search.


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Every time I see any type of military exchange between the Syrian’s and Israeli’s it reminds me of what I suspect will soon take place. Despite military losses Damascus has always been populated. Yet Isaiah 17 states that God will take it away from being a city. I don’t believe that has happened yet. It looks like it very well could be happening soon. In addition Iran continues determined in it’s march in the development of nuclear weapons. Current intelligence seems uncertain of when Iran will get the bomb and Israel cannot afford to gamble with this. Yet here we are with the clock ticking. In July of 2012 I wrote a small book that speaks of salvation and some of what the Bible says will happen in the end times as well as what will happen during the period known as the seven (360 day) year tribulation and other soon to take place events. I don’t accept donations and it’s free. It’s about 6 or 7 pages, so it’s a short read. I encourage you to have a look: ****www.booksie.com/religion_and_spirituality/book/richard_b_barnes/after-the-rapture-whats-next
Now that Syria no longer has significant chemical weapons or the ability to produce them, it is defenseless to outside powers, including Israel. They should have learned that when former Libyan president Gadaffi gave up his weapons of mass destruction and was destroyed.


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