In Rare Admission, Israel Takes Responsibility for Attacks in Syria

© AP Photo / Str/HOAn Israeli Air Force F-16 jet fighter in flight over Israel 1980.
An Israeli Air Force F-16 jet fighter in flight over Israel 1980. - Sputnik International
Subscribe
US
India
Global
A top Israeli foreign minister has admitted that Israel was involved in recent attacks in Syria, claiming that the attacks were part of a strategic effort against Hezbollah.

A Syrian state news agency reported on Wednesday that Israel was responsible for bombings that occurred near a military airport in Damascus. Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Defense Minister, was unwilling to specify which attacks were carried out by the Israeli forces, according to an official statement. The attacks were intended to prevent “advanced weapons, military equipment and weapons of mass destruction” from falling into the hands of Israel’s arch-enemy, Hezbollah, the Times of Israel reported.

Avigdor Lieberman speaks during a press conference after meeting with his German counterpart on June 30, 2014 in Berlin. - Sputnik International
What to Expect From Israel's New Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman

Israeli officials have previously expressed concern that Hezbollah could receive WMDs or chemical weapons from the Syrian regime. Still, Lieberman is hopeful that a peaceful settlement can be reached in nearby Syria, even if he does not expect violence and tensions with Palestinians to stop anytime soon.

Lieberman stated that he would be open to a peace deal in Syria of any variety, as long as it does not include Iran or Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала