Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah on Tuesday that Israel would take the necessary measures to defend itself after Israel launched airstrikes against targets in Syria.

“We hit a cell, and now we hit the dispatchers. We will do what is necessary in order to defend ourselves. I suggest to all of them, including Hezbollah, to consider this,” said Netanyahu on Twitter.

Syria’s air-defense systems were activated against “hostile targets” southwest of Damascus on Monday evening, reported the Syrian news agency SANA.

A source in the Syrian military told SANA that at approximately 10:40 p.m., Israeli helicopters had fired missiles at a number of sites near Quneitra, causing unspecified “material damage.”

The IDF confirmed that the Israeli Air Force aircraft had targeted sites including “observation posts and intelligence-collection systems, anti-aircraft artillery facilities and command and control systems” at  Syrian army bases, in retaliation for an attempt earlier on Monday by a group of terrorists to place a bomb on the Israel-Syria border in the southern Golan Heights.

Support Jewish Journalism
with 2020 Vision

One of the most intriguing stories of the sudden Coronavirus crisis is the role of the internet. With individuals forced into home quarantine, most are turning further online for information, education and social interaction.

JNS's influence and readership are growing exponentially, and our positioning sets us apart. Most Jewish media are advocating increasingly biased progressive political and social agendas. JNS is providing more and more readers with a welcome alternative and an ideological home.

During this crisis, JNS continues working overtime. We are being relied upon to tell the story of this crisis as it affects Israel and the global Jewish community, and explain the extraordinary political developments taking place in parallel.

Our ability to thrive in 2020 and beyond depends on the generosity of committed readers and supporters. Monthly donations in particular go a long way in helping us sustain our operations. We greatly appreciate any contributions you can make during these challenging times. We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you blessings for good health and peace of mind.